Game Report 674 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship
PLAYED AT: Ice Center – Rink 1
Date: Mar 23, 2014
GAME NOTES: BACH SCORES TWICE TO LEAD CANADA TO WIN OVER JAPAN IN U18 WORLDS OPENER KRISTEN LIPSCOMBE BUDAPEST, Hungary – Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./Mississauga, Ont.) has helped set a strong pace for Canada at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship. The feisty forward scored her team’s first goal of the tournament early in the first, and added a shorthanded marker late in the second, to lead Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to a 7-1 win over Japan in preliminary round action Sunday evening. “I got a nice stretch pass from Fanger (Lauren Wildfang) up the ice, and I ended up going down and shooting it five-hole,” Bach said of notching her first of the game just over eight minutes after the opening puck drop at the Budapest Ice Center. Despite a pretty play created by Wildfang (Waterdown, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) and blueliner Ainsley MacMillan (Ilderton, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL), Japan caught the Canadians off guard by answering back just 33 seconds later, with Suzaka Taka tying it up at 1-1. But that would be the only goal Canada would allow in front of family members who travelled overseas to fill the stands, and proudly wore red and white of all sorts as they cheered on our under-18 women, most who were playing their first world championship game. Ève-Audrey Picard (Longueuil, Que./St-Laurent, CEGEP) scored the tie-breaker at 12:54 in the first frame Sunday, while Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, Midget AAA) added another with the power play before the period was done to make it 3-1 going into the intermission. Samantha Cogan (Ottawa, Ont./Nepean, PWHL), who made her debut in a Team Canada jersey in pre-competition action, scored her first international goal at 5:36 of the second period, while Bach scored her second of the game less than a minute later, to make it 5-1 for Canada after 40 minutes of play. “I got a nice pass from Potomak, and ended up doing a backhander and scoring,” Bach said of her fancy stick work in front of the Japanese net. Rebecca Leslie (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, PWHL) and Miller both scored on third period power plays to cap the scoring. Canadian netminder Kassidy Sauvé (Brooklin, Ont./Whitby, PWHL) made 22 saves for her first world championship win. “It (was) a good feeling coming back into the room after the game and knowing that everyone gave it their all,” Sauvé said after the game. “The whole team was ready to go and everyone was fired up.” Bach said it’s important to “focus on the little details” heading into the rest of this year’s world championship, taking place through March 30 in Budapest. “I thought it was overall a really good game,” she said. “Our whole team played awesome.” Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team takes on Finland in its second preliminary game at worlds Monday, March 24 with the puck dropping at 3 p.m. local time/10 a.m. ET.
Visiting Team: Japan
Home Team: Canada
Pos No.   Name
G20  Tonosaki, Ayu
G25  Kammimura, Aya
  Sonoda, Ayumi
  Tomita, Chinami
  Ukita, Rui
   Tsukimoto, Moe
  Furuta, Yuzuki
  Hattori, Nana
  Kawashima, Yukiko
  Soda, Chiaki
 10  Miyazaki, Chisato
 11  Kurokawa, Natsumi
 12  Sasano, Fumika
 13  Aoko, Ayuko
 14  Toko, Hanuka
 15  Seki, Yuzuki
 16  Sakamoto, Mayo
 17  Taka, Suzuka
 19  Nishi, Mizuki
 22  Ito, Konatsu
 23  Tatsuma, Miku
 24  Enomoto, Yoshino
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 Slashing minor 13:231 13:238:37
1st2:00 (auto) Interference minor 15:441 15:446:16
1st11 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 17:391 17:394:21
2nd11 2:00 (auto) minor 20:001 20:002:00
3rd2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 1:471 1:470:13
3rd2:00 (auto) minor 2:501 2:5019:10
3rd15 2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 8:511 8:5113:09
Pos No.   Name
G Tiley, Shea
G30  Sauvé, Kassidy
  Fieseler, Samantha
  Noronha, Hailey
  Pinkney, Kaila
  MacMillan, Ainsley
  Healey, Jessica
  Zandee-Hart, Micah
 10  Miller, Hannah
 12  Bach, Victoria
 13  Labelle, Alexandra
 14  Wilson-Bennett, Breanne
 15  Cogan, Samantha
 16  Picard, Éve-Audrey
 17  Bellerive, Brielle
 18  Stacey, Brooke
 19  Leslie, Rebecca
 21  Wildfang, Lauren
 23  Heffernan, Karly
 25  Lalancette, Stéphanie
 26  Potomak, Sarah
 27  Spring, Lauren
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st19 2:00 Tripping minor 0:371 0:371:23
1st2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 0:471 0:471:13
2nd23 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 0:401 0:401:20
2nd2:00 (auto) Interference minor 3:231 3:2318:37
2nd2:00 (auto) Holding minor 10:021 10:0211:58
2nd18 2:00 Slashing minor 14:511 14:517:09
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st8:42  17-9            
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st8:09  12-21-6            
1st12:54  16-25            
1st16:51 PP 26-21            
2nd5:36  15-26-12            
2nd16:16 SH 12-26            
3rd:29 PP 19-6-21            
3rd2:50 PP 10-23            
JAPON 0 / 6
CANADA 3 / 7
JAPON 14 min / 7 inf
CANADA 12 min / 6 inf
JAPON 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
CANADA 7 G + 10 A = 17 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
JPN - Kammimura (40:00) (L)2113034/0:003rd/0:00
JPN - Tonosaki (20:00) 002424/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Sauvé (60:00) (W)99321/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 1:00 PM
  -  End: 1:00 PM
  -  Attendance:

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