2018-19 National Women's Team

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2019 IIHF Women's World Championship
Game #2
Preliminary
Final
April 4, 2019 9:00 am EDT
Metro Areena
Espoo, FIN

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
0
4
6
0
0
0
0

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
14
18
21
53
4
2
0
6

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
6
0 / 3
6

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS SWISS TO OPEN WOMEN’S WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

ESPOO, Finland – Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) scored two of the four Canadian goals in the third period, helping Canada’s National Women’s Team to a 6-0 win over Switzerland in the opening game Thursday at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship.

The Canadians improved to 6-0 all-time against the Swiss at women’s worlds, and have never allowed a goal, outscoring the European side 56-0.

Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) added a goal and an assist for Canada, while Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) and Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Markham, CWHL) chipped in with two helpers apiece.

Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Buffalo, NWHL) needed to make just six saves to record the shutout and earn her 50th career win with Team Canada.

Loren Gabel (Kitchener, Ont./Clarkson University, ECAC) got the scoring started just past the nine-minute mark of the first period, taking a drop pass from Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and snapping a quick shot under the glove of Swiss goaltender Andrea Brandli, and Spooner went upstairs on Brandli just seconds later to double the advantage.

The Swiss netminder was the story in the second period, turning aside all 18 shots she faced to keep it a two-goal game after 40 minutes, but the Canadians pulled away in the third; they held Switzerland without a shot on goal while directing 21 at an under-siege Brandli.

Clark potted her first just 95 seconds into the final frame, crashing the net off a set-up from Spooner, and she redirected in a Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man./Markham, CWHL) shot six minutes later to make it 4-0.

Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Markham, CWHL) tipped in a blast from Fortino at 12:54 for the 5-0 goal, and Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) beat Brandli upstairs with a gorgeous redirection from the high slot at 18:03 to cap the scoring.

Canada finished with a 53-6 advantage in shots, including 39-2 over the final two periods.

Preliminary-round action continues Saturday (12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT) when the Canadians face the United States in the marquee match-up of the group stage.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Loren Gabel

Assists: Brianne Jenner, Jaime Bourbonnais
09:08
GOAL
Goal: Natalie Spooner

Assists: Sarah Nurse, Renata Fast
09:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Renata Fast
Tripping (2:00)
17:52
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Dominique Ruegg)
Too Many Players (2:00)
19:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Mélodie Daoust
Tripping (2:00)
19:32
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jillian Saulnier
Slashing (2:00)
04:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Evelina Raselli
Tripping (2:00)
18:22
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Emily Clark

Assists: Natalie Spooner, Micah Zandee-Hart
01:38
GOAL
Goal: Emily Clark

Assists: Jocelyne Larocque, Erin Ambrose
07:43
GOAL
Goal: Jamie Lee Rattray

Assists: Laura Fortino, Laura Stacey
12:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Alina Muller
Slashing (2:00)
15:58
GOAL
Goal: Blayre Turnbull

Assists: Laura Fortino, Renata Fast
18:03

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Shannon Szabados CAN 60 6 6 0 1.000
Andrea Brandli SUI 60 53 47 6 0.887

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 6 - SV% - 1.000
GA 6 - SVS - 47 - SV% - 0.887
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

7 - 0 W @ RussiaRUS
Apr 14, 2019
0 - 3 L @ RussiaRUS
Apr 11, 2019
2 - 4 L vs. FinlandFIN
Apr 13, 2019
2 - 6 L @ FinlandFIN
Apr 8, 2019
5 - 0 W vs. GermanyGER
Apr 11, 2019
0 - 8 L vs. United States USA
Apr 7, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 WWC: CAN 7 – RUS 0 (Bronze Medal)
Gabel scored twice to keep Canada on the podium at women’s worlds.
2019 WWC: FIN 4 – CAN 2 (Semifinal)
Rattray and Gabel scored, but Canada was edged by the host Finns.
2019 WWC: CAN 5 – GER 0 (Quarter-Final)
Turnbull opened and closed the scoring to send Canada to the semis.
2019 WWC: CAN 6 – FIN 1 (Preliminary)
Gabel scored twice and added an assist to help Canada beat the Finns.