2014-15 National Women's Team

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2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship
Game #7
Final
March 29, 2015 10:00 am AST
Malmö Isstadion
Malmö, SWE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
3
1
0
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
5
9
19
13
16
13
42

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 5
6
0 / 3
10

Game Story

DESBIENS EARNS SHUTOUT, CANADA GETS FIRST WIN AT WOMEN’S WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

MALMÖ, Sweden – Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) made 19 saves for the shutout in her first national team appearance, and Canada’s National Women’s Team cracked the win column at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship with a 4-0 victory over Russia on Sunday.

Desbiens is the second goaltender to earn a shutout in her Team Canada debut; Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./Harvard University, ECAC) blanked Finland at the 2014 4 Nations Cup last November.

Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que./Montreal, CWHL), Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Brampton, CWHL), Courtney Birchard (Mississauga, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Boston University, HE) had the Canadian goals.

After falling behind the United States early in Saturday’s tournament-opening loss, the Canadians struck quickly against the Russians; Ouellette redirected a Halli Krzyzaniak (Neepawa, Man./University of North Dakota, WCHA) shot just 65 seconds in.

Fortino made it 2-0 at 7:17, taking a pass from Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and roofing a wrist shot over the glove of Russian netminder Yulia Leskina.

Birchard added one more to the Canadian total on a buzzer-beater, hammering a slap shot through Leskina from outside the blue-line with just 0.1 seconds remaining in the opening frame.

The Canadians controlled the puck for much of the first 40 minutes, and Poulin capped the scoring at 12:25 of the second period, roofing a backhand over the glove of Maria Sorokina, who had replaced Leskina.

Russia’s best chance to beat Desbiens came on a trio of third-period power plays, including an extended five-on-three advantage that lasted 1:46, but the Canadian defence stood tall, keeping the Russians off the scoresheet.

Ouellette, Birchard and Poulin finished with a goal and an assist apiece, while Johnston added two helpers.

Canada wraps up preliminary play Tuesday at the Malmö Isstadion, taking on Finland at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. The game can be seen live on TSN, as can all of Canada’s games at the world championship.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Caroline Ouellette

Assists: Halli Krzyzaniak, Courtney Birchard
01:05
GOAL
Goal: Laura Fortino

Assists: Marie-Philip Poulin, Rebecca Johnston
07:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Valeriya Pavlova
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
08:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Angelina Goncharenko
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
13:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Jessica Campbell
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
16:07
GOAL
Goal: Courtney Birchard

19:59
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tara Watchorn
Tripping minor (2:00)
05:54
GOAL
Goal: Marie-Philip Poulin

Assists: Caroline Ouellette, Rebecca Johnston
12:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Galina Skiba
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
15:48
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Bailey Bram
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
02:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Courtney Birchard
Tripping minor (2:00)
10:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Lauriane Rougeau
Tripping minor (2:00)
10:14
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Maria Sorokina

10:16

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Yuliya Leskina RUS 30 13 10 3 0.769
Maria Sorokina RUS 9 28 28 0 1.000
Ann-Renée Desbiens CAN 60 19 19 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 3 - SVS - 10 - SV% - 0.769
GA 0 - SVS - 19 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

1 - 4 L vs. FinlandFIN
Apr 4, 2015
5 - 7 L vs. United StatesUSA
Apr 4, 2015
1 - 13 L @ United StatesUSA
Apr 3, 2015
3 - 0 W vs. FinlandFIN
Apr 3, 2015
2 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Apr 1, 2015
6 - 2 W vs. FinlandFIN
Mar 31, 2015
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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