2017-18 National Women's Team

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2017 4 Nations Cup
Game #1
Final
November 5, 2017 5:15 pm EST
Florida Hospital Center Ice
Tampa, Fla.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
3
1
5
1
0
0
1

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
5
12
8
25
6
5
5
16

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 7
8
0 / 4
14

Game Story

BALANCED OFFENCE HELPS CANADA TO PRE-4 NATIONS WIN

JEMMA YOUNG

TAMPA, Fla. – Five different players scored goals and nine recorded at least a point as Canada’s National Women’s Team earned a 5-1 pre-tournament win over Finland on Sunday ahead of the 2017 4 Nations Cup.

The Finns opened the scoring off the stick of Susanna Tapani at 5:30, but that would be the lone puck to beat the Canadian goaltending tandem of Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA), who combined for 15 saves.

Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Markham, CWHL) got that back for Canada with less than five minutes to go in the opening frame, chipping a feed pass from Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) past Finnish netminder Noora Räty – a goal that was confirmed after a quick officials meeting.

It took all of 35 seconds of the second period for Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) to give the Canadians the lead for good, and Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) pushed the lead to two with an unassisted effort just past the seven-minute mark.

Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) converted on a Canadian power play at 11:24 to send the red-and-white to the second intermission up by three.

Brigette Lacquette (Mallard, Man./Calgary, CWHL) finished the scoring in the third period off a set-up from Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE).

Wakefield was the lone Canadian with multiple points, finishing with two assists.

Lacasse got the start and stopped eight of the nine shots she faced before giving way just past the midway mark of the second period to Desbiens, who was perfect on eight chances the rest of the way,

Canada opens the 2017 4 Nations Cup on Tuesday when it faces off against Sweden at Florida Hospital Center Ice (3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Susanna Tapani

Assists: Sanni Hakala
05:30
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Sara Säkkinen)
Too Many Players (2:00)
08:39
GOAL
Goal: Laura Stacey

Assists: Sarah Nurse
15:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Marie-Philip Poulin
Roughing (2:00)
16:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Linda Valimaki
Body-Checking (2:00)
16:24
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Natalie Spooner

Assists: Mélodie Daoust, Marie-Philip Poulin
00:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Potomak
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
04:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Petra Nieminen
Body-Checking (2:00)
04:54
GOAL
Goal: Brianne Jenner

07:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Linda Valimaki
Tripping (2:00)
10:27
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Ann-Renee Desbiens

10:27
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Haley Irwin

Assists: Jennifer Wakefield
11:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Amy Potomak
Roughing (2:00)
11:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Ronja Savolainen
Roughing (2:00)
11:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Haley Irwin
Slashing (2:00)
18:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Petra Nieminen
Interference (2:00)
19:37
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Isa Rahunen
Interference (2:00)
03:19
GOAL
Goal: Brigette Lacquette

Assists: Jennifer Wakefield
11:56

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Geneviève Lacasse CAN 30 8 7 1 0.875
Ann-Renee Desbiens CAN 29 8 8 0 1.000
Noora Raty FIN 60 25 20 5 0.800

Game Leaders

GA 1 - SVS - 7 - SV% - 0.875
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

5 - 1 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 5, 2017
1 - 5 L vs. CanadaCAN
Nov 5, 2017
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