Game Report 687 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship
PLAYED AT: Ice Center – Rink 1
Date: Mar 29, 2014
GAME NOTES: WILDFANG SCORES OT GAME-WINNER AGAINST RUSSIA; CANADA TO GO FOR THIRD STRAIGHT U18 WORLDS GOLD KRISTEN LIPSCOMBE BUDAPEST, Hungary – Canada will go for gold again at the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship. But that fate wasn’t set in a stone, a fact proven by Russia in Saturday’s semifinal, as it took just over 63 minutes until the red and white were finally able to crack the scoreboard at the Budapest Ice Center and earn their berth in Sunday’s gold medal game with a 1-0 victory. Canadian captain Lauren Wildfang (Waterdown, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) scored the game-winner, with assists from Rebecca Leslie (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, PWHL) and Karly Heffernan (Sherwood Park, Alta./Pursuit of Excellence, JWHL), although it was hard to tell whose stick the puck went off of as a sea of red and white jerseys crashed the net, and when the puck cross the goal line, piled on top of each other as they celebrated in the Russian end. “That’s all that matters,” Wildfang said of the puck going into the net, rather than who actually put it there. “We were just planning on putting everything to net, and everyone go the net, and then hoping something went it; we knew their goalie was playing really well that game. “We knew that it wasn’t going to necessarily be the prettiest goal,” she added. “All it was, was a shot, a rebound and a shot again, and it trickled in, and that’s all we could ask for.” Russian goaltender Valeria Tarakanova made an incredible 69 saves to help keep Russia in the running and send the game into the extra frame. But Canadian netminder Shea Tiley (Shallow Lake, Ont./Waterloo, PWHL) was just as outstanding between the posts, making some key saves and turning away 24 shots to earn her player of the game honours. Both teams battled hard from the first puck drop until Canada’s OT goal, with the Russians repeatedly denying Canada’s offensive attempts and getting a couple of solid breakaways and two-on-ones that could have easily turned the game into the other direction. But in the end, this semifinal belonged to Canada, which will go for its third straight gold medal tomorrow at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship in Budapest, with its opponents to be determined by today’s other semifinal between the Czech Republic and the United States. The puck drops on this year’s gold medal game at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT on Sunday.
Visiting Team: Russia
Home Team: Canada
RUSSIA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Tarakanova, Valeria
G29  Morozova, Nadezhda
  Batalova, Maria
  Kadirova, Fanuza
  Mamatsashvili, Alexandra
  Kanayeva, Diana
  Rakhimova, Alsu
 10  Vodopyanova, Yelena
 11  Ganeyeva, Liana
 13  Pirogova, Nina
 14  Teryoshkina, Daria
 15  Timofeyeva, Anna
 16  Neryuyeva, Alexandra
 18  Korotkikh, Kristina
 19  Shokhina, Anna
 22  Bolgareva, Polina
 23  Verkhovtseva, Karina
 24  Shtaryova, Alevtina
 25  Bodrikova, Maria
 26  Seredina, Daria
 27  Chistyakova, Anastasia
 28  Myuller, Ulyana
RUSSIA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Holding minor 16:371 16:375:23
1st13 2:00 Slashing minor 18:541 18:543:06
3rd25 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 7:501 7:5014:10
3rd23 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 12:291 12:299:31
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
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
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 12:521 12:529:08
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
RUSSIA Goals RUSSIA PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
                
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) RUSSIA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st OT3:09  21-19-23            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
RUSSIA 0 / 1
CANADA 0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
RUSSIA 8 min / 4 inf
CANADA 2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
RUSSIA 0 G + A = 0 Pts
CANADA 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
RUSSIA00000
CANADA00011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
RUS - Tarakanova (66:51) (OTL)222517569/0:001st OT/6:51
CAN - Tiley (66:51) (W)769224/0:001st OT/6:51
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 9:00 AM
  -  End: 9:00 AM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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