HELSINKI, Finland –
Canada’s National Women’s Team opened up its three-game series against Finland with a 4-2 win in front of
2,041 fans at Hartwall Arena on Thursday.
• Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.), Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.),
Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man.)
and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) scored for
• Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.)
chipped in with a pair of assists.
• Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta.)
turned aside 17 shots for the win.
• Canada outshot Finland 44-19.
Canada vs. Finland – Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT
TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will air all
three games from Finland; check local listings for details.
Following the games in Finland, Canada’s National Women’s Team returns to Canada for the first Canadian leg of the Rivalry Series. Canada and the United States will play Nov. 21 in Kingston, Ont., followed by a game Nov. 23 in Ottawa.
“It was a sloppy first period, just trying to get our legs under us. It was good; [we] stuck with it and found a way to get some offence
going in the second period. The third period was a little bit shaky, a lot
of time with their goalie pulled and we needed to find a way to put [the
puck in the net] but didn’t.”
“A lot of times I don’t mind us taking a few penalties because a lot of
times they are physical penalties. Tonight, I didn’t necessarily like them
– a lot of reaching, a lot of stick calls, but the penalty kill did a good
job being aggressive and I thought later in the game, we started to make
plays off our kill, so that was good to see.”
- Head coach Troy Ryan on the team’s performance
“It felt great. I think anyone who has gone through an injury or missed
time from the game can relate to how difficult it is not being able to
play. I’m really lucky and thankful to have such a great support system
from the medical staff who have helped me, our coaches, my family and
friends and, of course, my teammates, who have all made the last two months
bearable and made tonight fun for me.”
Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S.) on returning to the game since the
“I think I was behind the net, it was a nice rim down low from
Blayre Turnbull. I was just able to catch the goalie off guard and it came
off as a wraparound, off the defenceman’s skates and went in.”
- Daoust on her game-winning goal
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