Game Report 2347 IIHF Women's World Championship
PLAYED AT: Metro Areena
Date: Apr 9, 2019
GAME NOTES: GABEL LEADS CANADA PAST FINNS AT WOMEN’S WORLDS JASON LA ROSE ESPOO, Finland – Loren Gabel (Kitchener, Ont./Clarkson University, ECAC) scored a pair of goals and added an assist, and Canada’s National Women’s Team closed out the preliminary round at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship with a 6-1 win over Finland on Tuesday. The victory leaves Canada second in Group A with a 3-0-0-1 record and sets up a Thursday quarter-final against Germany (time TBD). It’ll be just the sixth meeting ever between the Canadians and Germans, and first since the 2007 women’s worlds. Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) and Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont./Montreal, CWHL) scored the other goals for the Canadians, who outshot Finland 49-23. Ann-Sophie Bettez (Sept-Îles, Que./Montreal, CWHL) had a pair of assists, recording her first career points with the national team. Gabel started the scoring just past the midway mark of the first period, redirecting a Bettez shot under the arm of Finnish goaltender Noora Räty, and Johnston jumped on an Ambrose rebound three minutes later to make it 2-0. Räty kept it a two-goal game through much of the second period, but Gabel streaked in off the left wing and wired a shot upstairs at 15:35 to stretch the Canadian lead to three. That was all for Räty, who was replaced by Eveliina Suonpaa after allowing three goals on 29 shots. Jenner added a fourth Canadian marker before the end of the middle frame, taking a gorgeous feed from Gabel and going to the backhand to beat Suonpaa. Ella Viitasuo got the Finns on the board early in the third period, getting a seeing-eye wrist shot through traffic and past Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Buffalo, NWHL) to get the pro-Finnish crowd at Metro Areena back into the game, but a pair of quick-strike Canadian goals put the game away. Nurse was first, jumping onto a loose puck in the offensive zone and roofing a shot over the glove of Suonpaa, and Ambrose pinched in off the blue-line to redirect in a Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Markham, CWHL) pass less than two minutes later. Szabados was at her busiest in the third period, making nine of her 22 saves to help improve to 17-0 all-time against the Finns.
Visiting Team: Finland
Home Team: Canada
FINLAND LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Suonpaa, Eveliina
G41  Raty, Noora
  Rahunen, Isa
  Lindstedt, Rosa
  Hiirikoski, Jenni
  Laitinen, Nelli
  Viitasuo, Ella
  Hovi, Venla
 10  Valimaki, Linda
 11  Rajahuhta, Annina
 12  Holopainen, Elisa
 13  Sallinen, Riikka
 15  Tuominen, Minnamari
 19  Nieminen, Petra
 22  Nuutinen, Emma
 23  Hakala, Sanni
 24  Tulus, Noora
 25  Vainikka, Viivi
 33  Karvinen, Michelle
 61  Niskanen, Tanja
 77  Tapani, Susanna
 88  Savolainen, Ronja
FINLAND PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Interference 8:221 8:2210:22
2nd2:00 Tripping 4:011 4:016:01
2nd61 2:00 Interference 9:281 9:2811:28
3rd22 2:00 Hooking 4:101 4:107:10
3rd15 2:00 Tripping 16:181 16:1818:18
3rd77 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 18:321 18:3220:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Szabados, Shannon
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
G38  Maschmeyer, Emerance
  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
 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
1st24 2:00 Hooking 5:511 5:517:51
2nd23 2:00 Tripping 10:111 10:1112:11
3rd2:00 Tripping 7:291 7:299:29
3rd23 2:00 Tripping 16:061 16:0618:06
3rd11 2:00 Roughing 18:321 18:3220:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd2:42  8-13            
                
                
                
                
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st10:44  36-39-14            
1st14:00  6-23-11            
2nd16:35  36-39-25            
2nd18:23  19-36            
3rd9:51  20-24-14            
3rd11:32  23-47-15            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND 0 / 5
CANADA 0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND 12 min / 6 inf
CANADA 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
CANADA 6 G + 11 A = 17 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND0011
CANADA2226
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Raty (36:35) (L)1413027/0:002nd/16:35
FIN - Suonpaa (23:25) 011516/16:353rd/20:00
CAN - Szabados (60:00) (W)67922/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Women's World Championship Game Report.