2013-14 National Women's Under-18 Team

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2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship
Game #4
Final
March 23, 2014 1:00 pm AST
Ice Center – Rink 1 Budapest
HUN

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
0
1
3
2
2
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
10
9
3
22
24
15
26
65

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 6
14
3 / 7
12

Game Story

BACH SCORES TWICE TO LEAD CANADA TO WIN OVER JAPAN IN U18 WORLDS OPENER

KRISTEN LIPSCOMBE

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./Mississauga, Ont.) has helped set a strong pace for Canada at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship. The feisty forward scored her team’s first goal of the tournament early in the first, and added a shorthanded marker late in the second, to lead Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to a 7-1 win over Japan in preliminary round action Sunday evening.

“I got a nice stretch pass from Fanger (Lauren Wildfang) up the ice, and I ended up going down and shooting it five-hole,” Bach said of notching her first of the game just over eight minutes after the opening puck drop at the Budapest Ice Center.

Despite a pretty play created by Wildfang (Waterdown, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) and blueliner Ainsley MacMillan (Ilderton, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL), Japan caught the Canadians off guard by answering back just 33 seconds later, with Suzaka Taka tying it up at 1-1. But that would be the only goal Canada would allow in front of family members who travelled overseas to fill the stands, and proudly wore red and white of all sorts as they cheered on our under-18 women, most who were playing their first world championship game.

Ève-Audrey Picard (Longueuil, Que./St-Laurent, CEGEP) scored the tie-breaker at 12:54 in the first frame Sunday, while Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, Midget AAA) added another with the power play before the period was done to make it 3-1 going into the intermission.

Samantha Cogan (Ottawa, Ont./Nepean, PWHL), who made her debut in a Team Canada jersey in pre-competition action, scored her first international goal at 5:36 of the second period, while Bach scored her second of the game less than a minute later, to make it 5-1 for Canada after 40 minutes of play.

“I got a nice pass from Potomak, and ended up doing a backhander and scoring,” Bach said of her fancy stick work in front of the Japanese net.

Rebecca Leslie (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, PWHL) and Miller both scored on third period power plays to cap the scoring. Canadian netminder Kassidy Sauvé (Brooklin, Ont./Whitby, PWHL) made 22 saves for her first world championship win.

“It (was) a good feeling coming back into the room after the game and knowing that everyone gave it their all,” Sauvé said after the game. “The whole team was ready to go and everyone was fired up.”

Bach said it’s important to “focus on the little details” heading into the rest of this year’s world championship, taking place through March 30 in Budapest.

“I thought it was overall a really good game,” she said. “Our whole team played awesome.”

Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team takes on Finland in its second preliminary game at worlds Monday, March 24 with the puck dropping at 3 p.m. local time/10 a.m. ET.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Rebecca Leslie
Tripping minor (2:00)
00:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Samantha Fieseler
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
00:47
GOAL
Goal: Victoria Bach

Assists: Lauren Wildfang, Ainsley MacMillan
08:09
GOAL
Goal: Suzuka Taka

Assists: Chiaki Soda
08:42
GOAL
Goal: Éve-Audrey Picard

Assists: Stéphanie Lalancette
12:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Hanuka Toko
Slashing minor (2:00)
13:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Chinami Tomita
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
15:44
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Potomak (power play)

Assists: Lauren Wildfang
16:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Natsumi Kurokawa
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
17:39
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Karly Heffernan
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
00:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Micah Zandee-Hart
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
03:23
GOAL
Goal: Samantha Cogan

Assists: Sarah Potomak, Victoria Bach
05:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Ainsley MacMillan
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
10:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Brooke Stacey
Slashing minor (2:00)
14:51
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Victoria Bach

Assists: Sarah Potomak
16:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Natsumi Kurokawa
(auto) minor (2:00)
20:00
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Ayu Tonosaki

00:00
GOAL
Goal: Rebecca Leslie (power play)

Assists: Ainsley MacMillan, Lauren Wildfang
00:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Yukiko Kawashima
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
01:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Nana Hattori
(auto) minor (2:00)
02:50
GOAL
Goal: Hannah Miller (power play)

Assists: Karly Heffernan
02:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Yuzuki Seki
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
08:51

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Aya Kammimura JPN 40 39 34 5 0.872
Ayu Tonosaki JPN 20 26 24 2 0.923
Kassidy Sauvé CAN 60 22 21 1 0.955

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3

Previous Games

0 - 0 L vs. HungaryHUN
Mar 30, 2014
5 - 1 W @ United StatesUSA
Mar 30, 2014
4 - 3 W @ HungaryHUN
Mar 29, 2014
1 - 0 W vs. RussiaRUS
Mar 29, 2014
4 - 3 W vs. HungaryHUN
Mar 27, 2014
5 - 0 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Mar 26, 2014
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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