Game Report 2353 IIHF Women's World Championship
PLAYED AT: Metro Areena
Date: Apr 13, 2019
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGED BY FINNS IN SEMIFINALS AT WWC JASON LA ROSE ESPOO, Finland – Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Markham, CWHL) and Loren Gabel (Kitchener, Ont./Clarkson University, ECAC) scored goals, but Canada’s National Women’s Team was stymied by Finnish goaltender Noora Räty in a 4-2 semifinal loss to the hosts Saturday at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship. The Canadians will play for bronze Sunday (9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT) for the first time at women’s worlds; they’ll take on the loser of the United States-Russia semifinal in the third-place game. Canada swarmed the Finns from the first drop of the puck, and were rewarded with an early goal when Rattray redirected a shot from Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont,/Markham, CWHL) past Räty just 2:32 in. But the Finns got that back when Ronja Savolainen tipped a shot from Jenni Hiirikoski behind Canadian netminder Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Buffalo, NWHL) on the power play, sending the game to the intermission even despite Canada holding a 14-6 advantage in shots. Finland took its first lead when Hiirikoski hammered a slap shot past Szabados for another man-advantage marker seven minutes into the second period, but Gabel – with her back to the net – knocked a loose puck just inside the near post only 63 seconds later to tie the game for Canada. Susanna Tapani gave the Finns the lead back with the game-winner before the end of the middle frame, getting a piece of a shot from Nelli Laitanen at 16:18. Räty was busiest in the second period, making 17 of her 43 stops, including a number of saves on a long two-man advantage for the Canadians early in the stanza. She was just as good in the third, turning away all 13 shots she faced as Canada searched for the equalizer. Szabados went to the bench with under two minutes left, but Savolainen raced away for an empty-net goal with 38 seconds remaining to clinch the win for the Finns in front of 4,311 fans at Metro Areena. Canada’s top three players of the tournament – as chosen by the coaching staff – were recognized after the game: Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont./Toronto, CWHL), Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./Toronto, CWHL).
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
1st61 2:00 Hooking 5:481 5:487:48
1st13 2:00 Slashing 11:201 11:2013:20
2nd15 2:00 Body-Checking 3:321 3:325:32
2nd13 2:00 Holding 3:441 3:445:44
2nd11 2:00 Holding 18:331 18:33
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st2:00 Slashing 15:421 15:4216:23
2nd19 2:00 Tripping 1:201 1:203:20
2nd2:00 Goaltender Interference 6:141 6:146:50
3rd26 2:00 High-Sticking 4:381 4:38
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
FINLAND Goals FINLAND PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st16:23 PP 88-6-24            
2nd6:50 PP 6-24-88            
2nd16:18  77-7-33            
3rd19:22 EN 88            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) FINLAND PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:32  47-7            
2nd7:53  36-19-39            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
FINLAND 2 / 4
CANADA 0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
FINLAND 10 min / 5 inf
CANADA 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
FINLAND 4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
CANADA 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
FINLAND1214
CANADA1102
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
FIN - Raty (60:00) (W)13171343/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Szabados (58:38) (L)57416/0:003rd/18:38
CAN - Szabados (0:16) (L)0000/19:223rd/19:38
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Women's World Championship Game Report.