2015-16 National Women's Team

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2015 4 Nations Cup
Game #1
Final
November 4, 2015 10:00 am EST
Sundsvall Energi Arena
Sundsvall, SWE

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
7
7
12
26
4
5
8
17

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
4
0 / 2
4

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS FINNS TO OPEN 4 NATIONS CUP

DAVID BRIEN

SUNDSVALL, Sweden – Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) and Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) scored the goals to lead Canada’s National Women’s Team past Finland 2-0 on Wednesday in the opening game of the 2015 4 Nations Cup.

Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./Harvard University, ECAC) earned the shutout, making 17 saves.

The Canadians controlled the puck for much of the first period, but couldn’t find a way past Finnish netminder Noora Räty, who stopped all seven shots she faced in the opening 20 minutes.

But all Canada needed was a four-minute window in the second period to do damage offensively.

With the Finns on the power play, Canadian captain Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) stripped the puck from a Finnish forward and fired a pin-point pass to Agosta, who beat Räty just inside the post for the game’s first goal.

Spooner doubled the red-and-white lead just over four minutes later, batting in the rebound of a Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./University of Minnesota, WCHA) shot; the assist was the first national team point for the Team Canada rookie.

Canada continued to press in the third period, firing 12 shots at Räty, but couldn’t add to its lead.

Maschmeyer was busiest in the final frame, making eight of her 17 stops.

Neither team could convert on limited power play chances; the Canadians and Finns both went 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Canada travels to Kovland, 15 kilometres north-west of Sundsvall, to take on the United States in the marquee preliminary round game on Thursday (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Mira Jalosuo
Tripping minor (2:00)
01:09
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Emily Clark
Slashing minor (2:00)
03:26
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Meghan Agosta

Assists: Marie-Philip Poulin
05:03
GOAL
Goal: Natalie Spooner

Assists: Sarah Potomak
09:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Emily Clark
Slashing minor (2:00)
13:22
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Susanna Tapani
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
12:04

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Emerance Maschmeyer CAN 60 17 17 0 1.000
Noora Räty FIN 60 26 24 2 0.923

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 17 - SV% - 1.000
GA 2 - SVS - 24 - SV% - 0.923
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 8, 2015
3 - 2 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 8, 2015
3 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 7, 2015
0 - 7 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 7, 2015
0 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Nov 5, 2015
3 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 5, 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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