2014-15 National Women's Under-18 Team

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2015 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship
Game #17
Final
January 11, 2015 3:00 pm EST
HarborCenter - Rink 1
Buffalo, N.Y.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
6
10
18
22
16
13
51

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
8
0 / 4
8

Game Story

CANADA TO PLAY FOR U18 WORLDS GOLD AFTER SEMIFINAL WIN

MORGAN BELL

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Shae Labbe (Calgary, Alta./Warner School, JWHL) scored with just over six minutes left in the second period to give Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team the lead for good as the Canadians earned a spot in the gold medal game at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship with a 3-1 semifinal win over Russia on Sunday afternoon.

Canada will face winner of the United States-Czech Republic semifinal in Monday’s final (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT), which can be seen live through a FASTHockey webcast at www.fasthockey.com.

Labbe added an assist for a two-point game, Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./Pursuit of Excellence, Midget AAA) had a goal and an assist and Jaycee Gebhard (Plenty, Sask./Notre Dame, PWHL) also scored.

Russia got off to a fast start, going ahead just over a minute into the first period after Fanuza Kadirova beat Marlène Boissonnault (Dundee, N.B./Rothesay Netherwood School, CAHS) on the breakaway for a quick 1-0 lead.

Gebhard put Canada on the board and tied the game at 15:36 of the first, banging home a Lindsay Agnew (Oakville, Ont./Mississauga, PWHL) rebound from just outside the crease. The goal was long overdue, as Canada dominated in the offensive zone – outshooting the Russians 22-2 in the opening frame.

The Canadians continued to apply pressure in the second, and were rewarded at 13:35 when Labbe converted the rebound of an Élizabeth Giguère (Quebec City, Que./Limoilou, CEGEP) shot for Canada’s first lead.

Russian goaltender Valeria Tarakanova was the story through two periods, making 36 saves as the Canadians held a 38-8 advantage in shots on goal after 40 minutes.

Potomak added insurance just past the six-minute mark of the third period, taking a feed from Labbe and beating Tarakanova over the glove.

Boissonnault was at her busiest in the third period, making 10 of her 17 stops, while Tarakanova stopped 12 of 13 in the third period, and 48 of 51 overall.

It is the second year in a row Canada has beat the Russians in the semifinals at the world championship; eight months ago in Budapest, Hungary, Canadian captain Lauren Wildfang was the overtime hero in a 1-0 win.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Fanuza Kadirova

Assists: Landysh Falyakhova
01:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Rhyen McGill
Slashing minor (2:00)
04:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Polina Bolgareva
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
06:40
GOAL
Goal: Jaycee Gebhard

Assists: Lindsay Agnew
15:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Daria Teryoshkina
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
17:31
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Margarita Dorofeyeva
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
04:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Alyson Matteau
Tripping minor (2:00)
06:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Alevtina Shtaryova
Tripping minor (2:00)
06:35
GOAL
Goal: Shae Labbe

Assists: Élizabeth Giguère, Sarah Potomak
13:35
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kaitlin Tse
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
01:19
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Potomak

Assists: Shae Labbe
06:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Élizabeth Giguère
Tripping minor (2:00)
08:24

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Valeria Tarakanova RUS 60 51 48 3 0.941
Marlène Boissonnault CAN 60 18 17 1 0.944

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

5 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 12, 2015
2 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 12, 2015
1 - 3 L @ CanadaCAN
Jan 11, 2015
3 - 1 W vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 11, 2015
4 - 3 W vs. FinlandFIN
Jan 9, 2015
7 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 8, 2015
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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