Game Report 157 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
PLAYED AT: PSG Arena
Date: Jan 8, 2017
GAME NOTES: POTOMAK SCORES WINNER, CANADA HOLDS OFF RUSSIA AT U18 WORLDS JASON LA ROSE ZLIN, Czech Republic – Amy Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./Pacific, JWHL) broke open a tie game with a power-play goal 5:44 into the third period, and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team earned its second win in as many days at the 2017 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, beating Russia 4-2 on Sunday. The Canadians trailed 2-1 in the second period before running off three unanswered goals to improve to an unblemished 7-0 against the Russians all-time at the world championship. Alexa Vasko (St. Catharines, Ont./Stoney Creek, PWHL), Audrey-Anne Veillette (Drummondville, Que./Stanstead College, CAHS) and Brette Pettet (Kentville, N.S./Shattuck-St. Mary’s, CAHS) scored the other Canadian goals. Canada controlled the puck through the first 20 minutes, outshooting the Russians 15-2, but could only manage a single goal; Vasko found a loose puck in the crease and shovelled it past goaltender Valeria Merkusheva for a 1-0 lead. Oxana Bratisheva tied the game just past the four-minute mark of the second period, getting her stick on a point shot from Alina Orlova, and Alyona Starovoitova came down the right wing and snapped a quick shot past Canadian netminder Edith D’Astous-Moreau (Laval, Que./Nepean, PWHL) four minutes after that to put Russia up 2-1. But the lead would last only 38 seconds; good work behind the Russian net forced a turnover, and Gabrielle David (Drummondville, Que./Limoilou, CEGEP) found Veillette in front for a quick backhand to tie the game. Canada’s big line of Potomak, Pettet and Sophie Shirley (Saskatoon, Sask./Okanagan Hockey Academy, CSSHL) went to work in the third period, scoring twice. The game-winner came with the Canadians enjoying a man advantage; after Pettet and Shirley both had whacks at a bouncing puck, Potomak quickly pulled it to her forehand and beat Merkusheva for a 3-2 lead. Pettet added insurance less than seven minutes later, finding the rebound of a Shirley shot and knocking in a backhand for the 4-2 goal. Canada finished with a 45-14 advantage in shots on goal; it has outshot its opposition 78-31 through two games. The tournament takes a day off Monday before the preliminary round comes to a close Tuesday; the Canadians finish their round-robin schedule with a marquee match-up against the United States (9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Canada
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Farkhutdinova, Diana
G30  Merkusheva, Valeria
  Savonina, Anna
  Klimkina, Anna
  Dorofeyeva, Margarita
  Bolgareva, Polina
  Bobrova, Svetlana
  Zubok, Daria
 10  Kulishova, Viktoria
 11  Nadezhdina, Maria
 13  Pirogova, Nina
 15  Shatalova, Tatyana
 17  Bratisheva, Oxana
 18  Beloglazova, Daria
 19  Provorova, Yelena
 22  Starovoitova, Alyona
 23  Orlova, Alina
 25  Rodnova, Yelizaveta
 26  Dobrodeyeva, Yekaterina
 28  Kuznetsova, Maria
 29  Shirokova, Olga
   
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd22 2:00 Cross-Checking 5:411 5:417:41
3rd17 2:00 High-Sticking 4:221 4:226:22
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Ranger, Danika
G30  D’Astous-Moreau, Édith
  Beres, Maegan
  Wood, Shelby
  Elia, Nara
  Veillette, Audrey-Anne
  Shirley, Sophie
  Pettet, Brette
 10  Hobson, Brooke
 11  Vasko, Alexa
 13  Vorster, Courtney
 14  Mitchell, Avery
 15  Watts, Daryl
 16  Potomak, Amy
 17  Maltais, Emma
 18  Hector, Meaghan
 19  Fillier, Sarah
 22  McQuigge, Brooke
 24  Buckles, Emma
 26  Bell, Ashton
 27  Knowles, Olivia
 28  David, Gabrielle
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st15 2:00 Slashing 17:321 7:329:32
2nd13 2:00 Hooking 10:461 10:4612:46
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd4:19  17-23            
2nd8:10  22-15            
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st8:25  11-2            
2nd8:48  7-28            
3rd5:44 PP 16-8-9            
3rd12:29  9-8-16            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 0 / 2
CANADA 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 4 min / 2 inf
CANADA 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
CANADA 4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
RUSSIA0202
CANADA1124
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
RUS - Merkusheva (60:00) (L)14121541/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - D’Astous-Moreau (60:00) (W)24612/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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