2016-17 National Women's Team

2016 4 Nations Cup
Game #1
Final
October 30, 2016 8:00 am EST
Vierumäki Ice Arena
Vierumäki, FIN

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
9
5
23
6
5
6
17

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
8
1 / 4
2

Game Story

CANADA TOPS FINLAND IN 4 NATIONS TUNE-UP

WENDY GRAVES

VIERUMÄKI, Finland – Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont./Hockey Canada), Bailey Bram (St. Anne, Man./Calgary, CWHL), Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) scored as Canada’s National Women’s Team topped Finland 4-1 in pre-4 Nations Cup play on Sunday.

Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./Calgary, CWHL) and Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) split time in net in the win.

Canada got the early jump in this one. Only 4:38 into the first period, Agosta knocked in a rebound down low to put the home team on its heels.

Finland responded midway through the period. With Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que./McGill University, RSEQ) off for slashing, the Finns needed only 12 seconds to take advantage of the extra skater. A point shot from Noora Tulus was stopped by Maschmeyer, but Jenni Hiirikoski scored on the rebound.

Canada retook a lead it wouldn’t relinquish 13:26 into the second period.

Bram created a turnover in the Finnish zone, then went five-hole for the unassisted goal.

An early third period marker gave Canada some breathing room.

Fortino took a pass from Daoust, walked through a slew of Finnish players through the slot and cleanly beat Noora Räty to make it 3-1.

Finland took its chances to draw closer. With Tara Watchorn (Newcastle, Ont./Boston, CWHL) sitting for slashing, Finland pulled Räty with five minutes remaining in the third. Canada, however, escaped the extended six-on-four unscathed.

With only 1:33 left in regulation, Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) got sent off for tripping and once again Finland pulled its goaltender for a two-man advantage.

This time, though, off a turnover in the neutral zone, Poulin shot from just over the blue line for a shorthanded empty-net goal.

Canada outshot Finland 23-17 overall.

Sunday’s game was Canada’s only pre-competition contest; it faces Finland once again on Tuesday on the opening day of the 2016 4 Nations Cup. Canada then meets Sweden on Nov. 2 and the United States on Nov. 4. The medal games will be played on Nov. 5.

Canada took silver last year. It’s won the gold medal 14 times in 20 tournaments, overall, mostly recently in 2014.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Meghan Agosta

Assists: Jamie Lee Rattray
04:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Mélodie Daoust
Slashing (2:00)
10:13
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Jenni Hiirikoski

Assists: Noora Tulus, Riikka Välilä
10:25
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brigette Lacquette
Interference (2:00)
00:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Mira Huhta
Hooking (2:00)
06:47
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Geneviève Lacasse

09:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Marie-Philip Poulin
Interference (2:00)
10:48
GOAL
Goal: Bailey Bram

13:26
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Laura Fortino

Assists: Mélodie Daoust
02:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Tara Watchorn
Slashing (2:00)
14:43
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Noora Raty

17:17
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Marie-Philip Poulin

18:53
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Noora Raty

18:53
Photos
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)

Game Leaders

GA 1 - SV - 7 - SAV% - 0.875
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1

Previous Games

4 - 1 W @ FinlandFIN
Oct 30, 2016
1 - 4 L v CanadaCAN
Oct 30, 2016