2017-18 National Women's Under-18 Team

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2018 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
Game #14
Quarter-final
Final
January 10, 2018 7:30 am EST
Ice Palace – Arena A
Dmitrov, RUS

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
3
3
10
16
17
14
9
40

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 6
8
1 / 4
12

Game Story

BIG SECOND PERIOD LEAD CANADA TO SEMIS AT U18 WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

DMITROV, Russia – Willow Slobodzian (Clavet, Sask./Cornell University, ECAC) scored the game-winner as part of a three-goal second period, helping Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team into the semifinals at the 2018 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship with a 3-1 quarter-final win over the Czech Republic on Wednesday.

The victory sets up a Canada-United States showdown in the semis on Friday (7:30 a.m. ET/4:30 a.m. PT). It is the first time ever that the North American rivals will not meet for gold at U18 women’s worlds.

The Canadians carried the play in the first period, but once again ran into red-hot goaltending; Canada held a 17-3 advantage in shots through 20 minutes, only for Czech netminder Kristyna Blahova to keep the game scoreless after one.

Canada finally broke through early in the second; Lexie Adzija (St. Thomas, Ont./Oakville, PWHL) won a puck battle in the corner and found Courtney Correia (Whitby, Ont./Toronto, PWHL), who beat Blahova from a sharp angle after the goaltender missed a poke check in front.

That started a three-goals-in-nine-minutes spurt that gave the Canadians control for good.

Slobodzian was next at 8:55, ripping a one-timer past Blahova with Canada enjoying a man advantage, before Courtney Kollman (Calgary Alta./Edge School, CSSHL) got her stick on a shot in front, tipping in the 3-0 goal at 15:39 of the middle frame.

The Czechs, who managed just six shots total in the first two periods, ramped up their offence in the third and directed 10 towards Canadian puck-stopper Madelyn McArthur (St. Catharines, Ont./Oakville, PWHL).

They got one back only 16 seconds into the final stanza, capitalizing on a five-on-three when Adela Skrdlova beat McArthur with a quick shot from the face-off dot to the right of the Canadian.

But that would be the lone puck to beat McArthur, who finished with 15 saves.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristyna Kaltounkova
Body-Checking (2:00)
00:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexie Guay
Body-Checking (2:00)
12:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Adela Skrdlova
Holding (2:00)
14:19
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Courtney Correia

Assists: Lexie Adzija
06:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Agata Sarnovska
Body-Checking (2:00)
08:55
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Willow Slobodzian

Assists: Sarah Fillier, Courtney Vorster
08:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Zoe Boyd
Hooking (2:00)
12:34
GOAL
Goal: Courtney Kollman

Assists: Grace Shirley
15:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Klara Seroiszkova
Body-Checking (2:00)
17:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Julia Gosling
Holding (2:00)
18:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Zoe Boyd
Interference (2:00)
20:00
3rd Period
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Adela Skrdlova

Assists: Laura Lerchova, Kristyna Kaltounkova
00:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexie Guay
Cross-Checking (2:00)
03:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Courtney Correia
Hooking (2:00)
15:33

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Kristyna Blahova CZE 59 40 37 3 0.925
Madelyn McArthur CAN 60 16 15 1 0.938

Game Leaders

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

1 - 2 L @ FinlandFIN
Jan 12, 2018
5 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Jan 13, 2018
1 - 3 L @ CanadaCAN
Jan 10, 2018
3 - 4 L @ United StatesUSA
Jan 12, 2018
3 - 2 W @ FinlandFIN
Jan 9, 2018
3 - 1 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Jan 10, 2018
Videos
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2019 NPT Camp: RED 5 – JPN 0 (Game 4)
Sorley and Culmone netted two goals apiece to lead Red to the victory.
2019 NPT Camp: RED 1 – WHT 0 (Game 3)
Culmone scored and Larocque made 14 saves to help Red blank White.
2019 NPT Camp: WHT 15 – JPN 0 (Game 2)
McGregor drove his team to the win column with a six-point outing.
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