Game Report 234 IIHF Women's World Championship
PLAYED AT: USA Hockey Arena – A1
Date: Apr 6, 2017
GAME NOTES: SZABADOS STARS AGAIN, SENDS CANADA TO FINAL AT WOMEN’S WORLDS JASON LA ROSE PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Fort Saskatchewan, CHL) made 23 saves for her second-consecutive shutout, helping Canada’s National Women’s Team blank Finland 4-0 on Thursday to advance to the gold medal game at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship. The Canadians are into the final for the 18th time at women’s worlds, and will face either the United States or Germany for gold on Friday night (7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT). Szabados earned her 41st career win with Team Canada, moving her past Sami Jo Small for third all-time among Canadian goaltenders, and her 15th shutout tied her with Small for third place. Finland handed Canada a shocking 4-3 defeat in preliminary-round play last Saturday, but the Canadians made sure early there would be no repeat; they took the play to the Scandinavians early, although the play of Finnish netminder Noora Räty kept the game scoreless. Canada finally broke through late in the opening frame; Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./University of Minnesota, WCHA) redirected a point shot from Halli Krzyzaniak (Neepawa, Man./University of North Dakota, WCHA) off the side of the net, but quickly stuffed in the rebound for a 1-0 lead at 17:35. Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) doubled the advantage five minutes into the second period, patiently outwaiting a sliding Finnish defenceman before popping the water bottle over the short-side shoulder of Räty. Poulin played the set-up role on the 3-0 goal at 7:33, feeding Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) for a power-play marker. It was Canada’s first goal with the man advantage in nine chances against the Finns in the tournament. Szabados took over from there, making a pad save off Linda Valimaki in the last minute of the middle frame before stretching to get her blocker on a Venla Hovi chance for a how-did-she-do-that stop midway through the third period. Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) capped the scoring with a shorthanded goal into an empty net with 4:29 remaining. Szabados got progressively busier as the game went along, making five saves in the first period, seven in the second and 11 more in the third. She is the first Canadian goaltender to post back-to-back shutouts at women’s worlds since Kim St-Pierre blanked Sweden and Finland in 2009.
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada
FINLAND LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Keisala, Anni
G31  Suonpaa, Eveliina
G41  Raty, Noora
  Rahunen, Isa
  Lindstedt, Rosa
  Kilponen, Anna
  Hiirikoski, Jenni
  Jalosuo, Mira
  Savolainen, Ronja
  Hovi, Venla
 10  Valimaki, Linda
 11  Nieminen, Petra
 12  Tapani, Susanna
 13  Välilä, Riikka
 15  Tuominen, Minttu
 19  Niskanen, Tanja
 20  Kärnä, Sari
 21  Karvinen, Michelle
 22  Nuutinen, Emma
 24  Tulus, Noora
 26  Valkama, Saana
 28  Hakala, Sanni
 29  Säkkinen, Sara
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st41 5:00 Interference 7:371 7:379:37
1st2:00 Tripping 9:161 9:1611:16
2nd2:00 Hooking 6:071 6:077:33
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 12:511 12:5114:51
3rd10 2:00 Holding 3:441 3:445:44
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Szabados, Shannon
G30  Maschmeyer, Emerance
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
  Agosta, Meghan
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Rougeau, Lauriane
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 12  Mikkelson, Meaghan
 17  Bram, Bailey
 18  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 21  Irwin, Haley
 23  Ambrose, Erin
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Clark, Emily
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 36  Fast, Renata
 37  Davis, Sarah
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
 43  Stacey, Laura
 44  Potomak, Sarah
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st40 2:00 Slashing 18:511 18:510:09
2nd23 2:00 Hooking 11:051 11:0513:05
3rd21 2:00 Hooking 1:091 1:093:09
3rd2:00 Hooking 8:071 8:0710:07
3rd24 2:00 Tripping 13:471 13:4715:47
3rd2:00 Tripping 16:571 16:5718:57
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND GoalsFINLAND PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
                
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st17:36  44-19-24            
2nd5:07  29-24            
2nd7:33 PP 6-29            
3rd15:10 EN.SH 26-5            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND0 / 6
CANADA1 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND13 min / 5 inf
CANADA12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA4 G + 5 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND0000
CANADA1214
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Raty (54:13) (L)10101030/0:003rd/14:13
FIN - Raty (1:26) (L)0011/15:313rd/16:57
FIN - Raty (0:22) (L)0000/19:383rd/20:00
CAN - Szabados (60:00) (W)571123/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Women's World Championship Game Report.