2018-19 National Women's Team

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2018 4 Nations Cup
Game #7
Bronze
Final
November 10, 2018 3:00 pm CST
Sasktel Centre
Saskatoon, Sask.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
10
14
33
9
10
15
34

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
6
1 / 3
2

Game Story

FINNS COME FROM BEHIND TO WIN 4 NATIONS CUP BRONZE

ALI WILSON

SASKATOON, Sask. – Annina Rajahuhta stuffed in the game-winner with just over 11 minutes left, and Finland scored three unanswered goals in the third period to beat Sweden 4-2 on Saturday afternoon and win the bronze medal at the 2018 4 Nations Cup.

Less than four minutes after Sanni Hakala had tied the game, Rajahuhta crashed the net and followed up a Tanja Niskanen shot to put Finland ahead for good.

It’s the 14th time in 22 appearances at the annual tournament that the Finns have claimed bronze.

Sweden drew first blood halfway through the first period; Pernilla Winberg went five-hole on Finnish goaltender Noora Räty with a slap shot from the point for the lone goal of the opening 20 minutes.

Jenni Hiirikoski tied it 10 minutes into the second, going end-to-end off a scrambled face-off before beating Swedish netminder Maria Omberg, but Pernilla Winberg fought through traffic in tight to restore the lead for the Swedes just 59 seconds later.

Hakala got Finland even on the power play at the 5:01 mark, converting a Hiirikoski rebound to make it 2-2.

Just 29 seconds after Rajahuhta put the Finns ahead, Petra Nieminen got a piece of an Isa Rahunen shot to add an insurance marker.

The Swedes put Omberg on the bench with two minutes to go, but couldn’t find a way past Räty before time ticked away on their bronze-medal hopes.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Pernilla Winberg

Assists: Maja Nylen-Persson, Lina Ljungblom
10:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Josefine Holmgren
Tripping (2:00)
11:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Annina Rajahuhta
Hooking (2:00)
19:08
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jenni Hiirikoski

10:08
GOAL
Goal: Pernilla Winberg

Assists: Lina Ljungblom, Erika Grahm
11:07
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Isabell Palm
Body-Checking (2:00)
04:15
GOAL
Goal: Sanni Hakala (power play)

Assists: Noora Tulus, Jenni Hiirikoski
05:01
GOAL
Goal: Annina Rajahuhta

Assists: Tanja Niskanen, Minnamari Tuominen
08:36
GOAL
Goal: Petra Nieminen

Assists: Isa Rahunen, Noora Tulus
09:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Lina Ljungblom
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
15:41

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Maria Omberg SWE 58 34 30 4 0.882
Noora Räty FIN 60 33 31 2 0.939

Game Leaders

Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
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

2 - 4 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 10, 2018
4 - 2 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 10, 2018
1 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 9, 2018
0 - 3 L @ CanadaCAN
Nov 9, 2018
2 - 3 L @ FinlandFIN
Nov 7, 2018
3 - 2 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 7, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 4NC: USA 5 – CAN 2 (Gold Medal)
Fortino and Bourbonnais scored, but Canada finished with silver.
2018 4NC: CAN 3 – FIN 0 (Preliminary)
Daoust and Johnston scored early, helping Canada reach the final.
2018 4NC: USA 2 – CAN 1 (Preliminary)
Gabel scored her first career goal, but Canada finished a goal short.
2018 4NC: CAN 6 – SWE 1 (Preliminary)
Daoust had two goals and an assist to lead Canada to an opening win.