Game Report 2394 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
PLAYED AT: Arena 1
Date: Jan 13, 2019
GAME NOTES: WHEELER SCORES IN OT, CANADA WINS U18 GOLD JESSICA GOWANS OBIHIRO, Japan – Maddi Wheeler (Erinsville, Ont./Nepean, PWHL) poked in her own rebound 1:34 into overtime, giving Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to a 3-2 victory over the United States on Sunday morning in the gold medal game at the 2019 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship. It’s the fifth world title for Canada, and its first since 2014. With Canada on the power play early in the extra frame, Wheeler finished off her own end-to-end rush, beating Skylar Vetter when the American netminder couldn’t cover the puck off Wheeler’s initial shot. Wheeler had collected five assists in her previous four games, but the goal was her first of the tournament. Danielle Serdachny (Edmonton, Alta./Pursuit of Excellence, PWHL), who scored the OT winner to beat Russia in the semifinals, got the scoring started in the final. Julia Gosling (London, Ont./London, PWHL) tipped an Alexie Guay (Magog, Que./North American Hockey Academy, JWHL) point shot to a wide-open Serdachny, who banged it in past a sprawled-out Vetter. The U.S. evened up the score late in the second period with a power-play marker from Makenna Webster, who walked in from the point and unloaded a shot that beat Canadian goaltender Raygan Kirk (Ste. Anne, Man./Eastman, MFMHL) through a maze of bodies in front. Abbey Murphy gave the U.S. its first lead of the game six minutes into the third period, tucking a Casey O’Brien rebound around Kirk, but Anne Cherkowski (Vernon, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, CSSHL) knocked in a centring pass from Gosling to tie the game just five minutes later. The Americans nearly ended the game in regulation with a flurry of scoring chances in the dying seconds of the third, but Kirk stood tall and turned them all aside to get the game to overtime. The teams took turns holding wide shots-on-goal advantages – the U.S. outshot Canada 12-5 in the first period and 11-4 in the third, while the Canadians had a 16-4 edge in the second. Overall the teams finished even, 27-27.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Kirk, Raygan
G29  Beck, Maddie
  Cooper, Kendall
  Grant, Teagan
  Markowski, Stephanie
  Cote, Laura
  Gosling, Julia
  Serdachny, Danielle
 10  Guay, Alexie
 11  Cherkowski, Anne
 12  Shirley, Grace
 14  Carter, Megan
 16  Naud, Ann-Frédérik
 17  Kelly, Nicole
 19  Weiss, Rachel
 20  Calabrese, Daniella
 21  MacEachern, Maggie
 24  Trevors, Catherine
 25  Snow, Shailynn
 26  Gosling, Nicole
 27  Gardiner, Jennifer
 28  Wheeler, Maddi
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st12 2:00 Interference 8:481 8:4810:48
1st25 2:00 Holding 14:371 14:3716:37
2nd2:00 Tripping 3:561 3:565:56
2nd2:00 Delay of Game 4:571 4:576:57
2nd21 2:00 Delay of Game 13:301 13:3015:30
2nd14 2:00 Tripping 16:591 16:5917:10
3rd16 2:00 Tripping 0:531 0:532:53
3rd28 2:00 Tripping 1:581 1:583:58
3rd2:00 Body-Checking 14:231 14:2316:23
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Vetter, Skylar
G30  Ferenc, Natalie
  Bernard, Lauren
  Monihan, Kate
  Nicholson, Maggie
  Harvey, Caroline
  Winn, Haley
  Hartmetz, Hadley
  Uihlein, Mallory
 10  Samoskevich, Maddy
 11  Petrie, Dominique
 12  Webster, Makenna
 15  Knoll, Katy
 16  O'Brien, Casey
 18  Murphy, Abbey
 20  Shearen, Sydney
 21  Zanon, Kiara
 22  van Wieren, Clara
 23  Wethington, Audrey
 24  Bilka, Hannah
 25  Eden, Lacey
 27  Bard, Sydney
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Tripping 7:021 7:027:44
1st18 2:00 Cross-Checking 20:001 20:002:00
2nd23 2:00 Tripping 8:091 8:0910:09
2nd2:00 Cross-Checking 9:131 9:1311:13
3rd15 2:00 Interference 6:181 6:188:18
3rd2:00 Hooking 7:521 7:529:52
3rd20 2:00 Holding 10:261 10:2611:11
1st OT18 2:00 Holding 0:451 0:45
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st7:44 PP 9-8-12            
3rd11:11 PP 11-9-8            
1st OT1:34 PP 28            
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd17:10 PP 12-5-18            
3rd6:07  18-16-4            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 3 / 8
UNITED STATES 1 / 9
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 18 min / 9 inf
UNITED STATES 16 min / 8 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 3 G + 4 A = 7 Pts
UNITED STATES 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
CANADA10113
UNITED STATES01102
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CAN - Kirk (61:34) (W)12310025/0:001st OT/1:34
USA - Vetter (61:34) (OTL)4163124/0:001st OT/1:34
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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