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Women's Olympic Recap: Canada 11, Finland 1

Sixteen players had points, including hat tricks from Nurse and Jenner, in Canada’s win over Finland

February 5, 2022


BEIJING, China Canada’s Women’s Olympic Team continued to flex its offensive muscle at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, downing Finland 11-1 on Saturday afternoon (Friday night in Canada) to improve to 2-0 in Group A.

• Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont.) and Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.) recorded hat tricks to lead the offence; it’s the third time Canada has had two three-goal performances in the same Olympic game (Piper/Agosta, 2006 vs. Russia; Hefford/Agosta, 2010 vs. Slovakia).• 
• Sarah Fillier (Burlington, Ont.) and Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont.) scored two goals apiece for the second game in a row.
• Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont.) had the other Canadian goal.
• Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont.) finished with four assists; she leads the tournament with nine points (2-7—9) in two games.
• Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) earned three helpers, while Ella Shelton (Ingersoll, Ont.) and Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man.) had two each.
• Canada reached double-digits in goals in consecutive games for the first time since the 2010 Olympics (18-1 vs. Slovakia, 10-1 vs. Switzerland, 13-1 vs. Sweden).
• Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que.) recorded 25 saves for her second win.
• Canada outshot Finland 48-26.

Next Game:
Canada vs. ROC – Sunday, Feb. 6 (11:10 p.m. ET/8:10 p.m. PT)

Quotes :
“The offence isn’t just by chance – it’s deliberate. We try to spread out the offensive zone as much as we can, and what I really liked about today was some of the offence was from a forced turnover. A couple of Nurse’s goals and Laura Stacey’s were just good high positioning, force a turnover and transition quick to offence. It’s really nice when you can see someone who plays their first offensive action and is a good defensive player; both of them did that and were rewarded for it.”
- Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) on the team’s offensive effort

“The last three months have been kind of nerve-wracking, but exciting. Just to know the belief that my teammates and coaches had in me that I’d be able to come back and play in the Olympics. I was definitely nervous against Switzerland, but I felt myself settling in and feeling great really on the ice.”
- Nurse on her return after three months off due to injury

“This group is pretty special, and coming to the rink every day is pretty easy with this crew. Even last night, we used the energy of the opening ceremonies, it was special to do that together, especially behind such a great leader like Poulin and share that moment with her. You could just feel the energy in the air, even this morning after we had a bit of a longer night last night, it was worth it and we used that energy to our advantage today.”
- Rattray on team chemistry leading to success

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