Game Report 1522 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship
PLAYED AT: Meridian Centre
Date: Jan 14, 2016
GAME NOTES: BELL SCORES TWO; CANADA ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME WENDY GRAVES ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man./Westman, MFMHL) scored twice and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team held Russia to 12 shots in a 4-0 shutout Thursday night to advance to the gold medal game of the 2016 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship. Canada also got goals from Ryleigh Houston (Winnipeg, Man./Balmoral Hall School, JWHL) and Kayla Friesen (Winnipeg, Man./St. Mary’s, CAHS) in a game in which it outshot Russia 43-12 and dictated play throughout. Emma Maltais (Burlington, Ont./Oakville, PWHL) had a two-point night with a pair of assists. Édith D’Astous-Moreau (Laval, Que./Stanstead, CAHS) picked up her second shutout in as many starts. For the ninth straight year, Canada will face the United States for U18 women’s worlds gold. Canada got on the board first on Thursday when Bell’s one-timer from just outside the face-off circle eluded Valeriya Tarakanova midway through the opening period. The play was set up moments earlier when Codie Cross (Airdrie, Alta./Warner School, JWHL) intercepted a clearing attempt at the blue line; her ensuing shot was deflected out of play, setting up an offensive zone face-off. Having already dominated the opening 20 minutes, Canada started the second period with nearly a minute on the five-on-three. With 15 seconds left in the second penalty, Houston swept in a rebound in front of the crease to make it 2-0. As the second period went on, Canada seemed to be almost playing a game of keep-away, its speed allowing it to get to the puck faster and its crisp passes permitting it long stretches of possession. Despite Tarakanova proving steady to the Canadian challenge, stopping 27 shots through the first 40 minutes, it was Valeriya Merkusheva starting the third period for Russia. Only 2:31 into Merkusheva’s tenure, Kristin O’Neill (Oakville, Ont./Stoney Creek, PWHL) forced a turnover down low and sent a pass out front to Bell, who buried her second of the game. Twenty-five seconds later, Friesen – set up at the bottom of the face-off circle –one-timed a pass from Céline Frappier (Tecumseh, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) to make it 4-0. With the win Canada improved its all-time record versus Russia to 6-0.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Russia
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Neatby, Stephanie
G29  Coulombe, Marie-Pier
G30  D’Astous-Moreau, Édith
  Cross, Codie
  Howran, Victoria
  Edgar, Julia
  Tinker, Saroya
  Shirley, Sophie
 10  O’Neill, Kristin
 12  Oswald, Sheridan
 13  Friesen, Kayla
 14  Bourbonnais, Jaime
 15  Houston, Ryleigh
 16  Potomak, Amy
 17  Maltais, Emma
 18  Schneider, Malia
 19  Agnew, Lindsay
 21  Frappier, Celine
 23  Berg, Annie
 25  Watts, Daryl
 26  Bell, Ashton
 27  Knowles, Olivia
 28  Elmes, Jalyn
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st17 2:00 (auto) Kneeing minor 4:261 4:2617:34
3rd2:00 Tripping minor 8:441 8:4413:16
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Tarakanova, Valeriya
G20  Tretyak, Milena
G30  Merkusheva, Valeriya
  Klimkina, Anna
  Dorofeeva, Margarita
  Bolgareva, Polina
  Zubok, Daria
  Seredina, Daria
 10  Kulishova, Viktoria
 11  Khaustova, Alena
 12  Faliakhova, Landysh
 13  Pirogova, Nina
 14  Tereshkina, Daria
 15  Shatalova, Tatiana
 16  Borisova, Daria
 17  Kadirova, Fanuza
 18  Beloglazova, Daria
 19  Likhachyova, Yekaterina
 21  Novikova, Alena
 22  Zenchenko , Elizaveta
 23  Vodopyanova, Elena
 26  Dobrodeeva, Ekaterina
 27  Senchukova, Sofya
 28  Lobova, Ekaterina
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st19 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 18:591 18:593:01
1st21 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 20:001 20:002:00
2nd21 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 7:201 7:2014:40
2nd15 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 16:151 16:155:45
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st9:55  26-17-2            
2nd1:46 PP 15-17-19            
3rd2:31  26-10            
3rd2:56  13-21            
RUSSIA GoalsRUSSIA PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA1 / 4
RUSSIA0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA4 min / 2 inf
RUSSIA8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
RUSSIA0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1124
RUSSIA0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - D’Astous-Moreau (60:00) (W)13812/0:003rd/20:00
RUS - Tarakanova (40:00) (L)1116027/0:003rd/0:00
RUS - Merkusheva (20:00) 001212/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:30 PM
  -  End:7:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Game Report.