2016-17 National Women's Team

2017 IIHF Women's World Championship
Game #10
Preliminary
Final
April 3, 2017 3:35 pm EDT
USA Hockey Arena – A1
Plymouth, Mich.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
0
0
4
1
3
8

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
5
7
4
16
19
11
11
41

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
14
2 / 7
8

Game Story

CANADA ROUTS RUSSIA FOR FIRST WIN AT WOMEN’S WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) scored twice in a four-goal first period, and Canada’s National Women’s Team got into the win column Monday at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship with an 8-0 victory over Russia.

The win leaves the Canadians at 1-2 in preliminary-round play, but they will advance directly to the semifinals if the United States beats Finland in regulation time in the round-robin finale on Monday night.

Wakefield added an assist for a three-point afternoon, while Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.), Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./University of Minnesota, WCHA) had a goal and a helper apiece.

After an end-to-end opening few minutes, Canada took control in the latter half of the first period.

Wakefield got it started at 14:30, wiring a shot through the legs of a Russia defender and through a perfect screen by Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) to put the Canadians ahead for good.

Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) made it 2-0 57 seconds later, finding a loose puck off the face-off and tucking her shot past goaltender Maria Sorokina, and Wakefield added her second 78 seconds after that, beating Sorokina to a rebound at the side of the net to push the lead to 3-0.

Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) capped the scoring spree at 18:37, redirecting in a shot from Potomak; in all, the Canadians scored four goals in four minutes and seven seconds.

Canada clicked again on the power play midway through the second period when Ambrose patiently carried the puck to the face-off dot to the left of Sorokina before snapping in her first national team goal.

Canadian netminder Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Fort Saskatchewan, CHL) was at her best in the second period, making seven of her 16 saves, including a couple of point-blank stops that kept the Russians off the scoreboard.

Jenner made it 6-0 on another Canadian power play just shy of the five-minute mark of the third period, taking a quick pass from Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and going five-hole on Sorokina.

That would be all for the Russian puck-stopper, who turned away 29 of the 35 shots she faced.

Agosta welcomed Nadezhda Alexandrova to the game with the 7-0 goal less than two minutes after the goaltending change, scoring through traffic in front, and Potomak got her first with the national team on a rebound with 41 seconds left to finish the scoring.

Canada finished with a one-sided 41-16 advantage in shots on goal.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Yekaterina Lobova
Tripping (2:00)
03:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Anna Shukina
Tripping (2:00)
13:08
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Jennifer Wakefield

Assists: Haley Irwin, Meghan Agosta
14:30
GOAL
Goal: Emily Clark

Assists: Rebecca Johnston, Marie-Philip Poulin
15:33
GOAL
Goal: Jennifer Wakefield

Assists: Haley Irwin, Halli Krzyzaniak
16:51
GOAL
Goal: Natalie Spooner

Assists: Sarah Potomak
18:37
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Meaghan Mikkelson
Tripping (2:00)
02:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Emily Clark
Slashing (2:00)
03:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Bailey Bram
Holding (2:00)
07:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Nina Pirogova
Interference (2:00)
09:56
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Erin Ambrose

Assists: Marie-Philip Poulin, Brianne Jenner
11:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Fanuza Kadirova
Tripping (2:00)
18:49
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Angelina Goncharenko
Hooking (2:00)
01:22
PENALTY
Penalty: Yevgenia Dyupina
High-Sticking (2:00)
03:24
GOAL
Goal: Brianne Jenner

Assists: Rebecca Johnston
04:56
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Nadezhda Alexandrova

04:56
GOAL
Goal: Meghan Agosta

Assists: Jennifer Wakefield
06:41
PENALTY
Penalty: Laura Stacey
Holding the Stick (2:00)
13:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Galina Skiba
Slashing (2:00)
17:18
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Potomak

Assists: Jocelyne Larocque, Meaghan Mikkelson
19:19

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Maria Sorokina RUS 44 35 29 6 0.829
Nadezhda Alexandrova RUS 15 6 4 2 0.667
Shannon Szabados CAN 60 16 16 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 6 - SV - 29 - SAV% - 0.829
GA 0 - SV - 16 - SAV% - 1.000
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

4 - 3 W v SwedenSWE
Apr 6, 2017
2 - 3 L @ United States USA
Apr 7, 2017
1 - 2 L v GermanyGER
Apr 4, 2017
4 - 0 W v FinlandFIN
Apr 6, 2017
0 - 8 L @ CanadaCAN
Apr 3, 2017
8 - 0 W v RussiaRUS
Apr 3, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017-18 NMT: CAN 3 – SUI 0 (Championship)
Poulin made 36 saves to backstop Canada to the Spengler Cup title.
2017-18 NMT - CAN 5 – MHK 2 (Semifinal)
Noreau had 1G 1A to help Canada reach another Spengler Cup final.
2018 WJC : CAN 8 – DEN 0 (Preliminary)
15 players recorded points to help Canada clinch first in Group A.
2018 WJC : USA 4 – CAN 3 SO (Preliminary)
Hart made 32 saves, but Canada fell in the first WJC outdoor game.
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