Game Report 2329 IIHF Women's World Championship
PLAYED AT: Metro Areena
Date: Apr 4, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA BLANKS SWISS TO OPEN WOMEN’S WORLDS JASON LA ROSE ESPOO, Finland – Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) scored two of the four Canadian goals in the third period, helping Canada’s National Women’s Team to a 6-0 win over Switzerland in the opening game Thursday at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship. The Canadians improved to 6-0 all-time against the Swiss at women’s worlds, and have never allowed a goal, outscoring the European side 56-0. Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) added a goal and an assist for Canada, while Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) and Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Markham, CWHL) chipped in with two helpers apiece. Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Buffalo, NWHL) needed to make just six saves to record the shutout and earn her 50th career win with Team Canada. Loren Gabel (Kitchener, Ont./Clarkson University, ECAC) got the scoring started just past the nine-minute mark of the first period, taking a drop pass from Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and snapping a quick shot under the glove of Swiss goaltender Andrea Brandli, and Spooner went upstairs on Brandli just seconds later to double the advantage. The Swiss netminder was the story in the second period, turning aside all 18 shots she faced to keep it a two-goal game after 40 minutes, but the Canadians pulled away in the third; they held Switzerland without a shot on goal while directing 21 at an under-siege Brandli. Clark potted her first just 95 seconds into the final frame, crashing the net off a set-up from Spooner, and she redirected in a Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man./Markham, CWHL) shot six minutes later to make it 4-0. Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Markham, CWHL) tipped in a blast from Fortino at 12:54 for the 5-0 goal, and Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) beat Brandli upstairs with a gorgeous redirection from the high slot at 18:03 to cap the scoring. Canada finished with a 53-6 advantage in shots, including 39-2 over the final two periods. Preliminary-round action continues Saturday (12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT) when the Canadians face the United States in the marquee match-up of the group stage.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: Switzerland
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Szabados, Shannon
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Stacey, Laura
  Fortino, Laura
 11  Saulnier, Jill
 14  Fast, Renata
 15  Daoust, Melodie
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 20  Nurse, Sarah
 23  Ambrose, Erin
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 25  Bourbonnais, Jaime
 26  Clark, Emily
 28  Zandee-Hart, Micah
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 36  Gabel, Loren
 39  Bettez, Ann-Sophie
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
 47  Rattray, Jamie Lee
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 Tripping 17:521 17:5219:52
1st15 2:00 Tripping 19:321 19:331:33
2nd11 2:00 Slashing 4:161 4:166:16
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
SWITZERLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Alder, Janine
G20  Brändli, Andrea
  Forster, Sarah
  Christen, Lara
  Quennec, Kaleigh
  Sigrist, Shannon
 10  Zollinger, Sabrina
 11  Leemann, Sinja
 12  Rüedi, Lisa
 14  Raselli, Evelina
 16  Vallario, Nicole
 17  Schlegel, Jessica
 18  Wetli, Stefanie
 21  Enzler, Rahel
 22  Altmann, Livia
 23  Bullo, Nicole
 24  Waidacher, Isabel
 25  Müller, Alina
 26  Rüegg, Dominique
 87  Ryhner, Noemi
 88  Staenz, Phoebe
   
SWITZERLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st 2:00 Too Many Players 19:301 19:301:30
2nd14 2:00 Tripping 18:221 18:220:22
3rd25 2:00 Slashing 15:581 15:5817:58
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st9:08  36-19-25            
1st9:24  24-20-14            
3rd1:38  26-24-28            
3rd7:43  26-3-23            
3rd12:54  47-8-7            
3rd18:03  40-8-14            
SWITZERLAND Goals SWITZERLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
                
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 3
SWITZERLAND 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf
SWITZERLAND 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 6 G + 12 A = 18 Pts
SWITZERLAND 0 G + A = 0 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA2046
SWITZERLAND0000
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Szabados (60:00) (W)4206/0:003rd/20:00
SUI - Brändli (60:00) (L)12181747/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Women's World Championship Game Report.