2018-19 National Women's Under-18 Team

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2019 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship
Game #18
Semifinal
Final (OT)
January 12, 2019 3:00 am EST
Arena 1
Obihiro, JPN

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
4
7
2
0
13
12
6
9
3
30

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
3 / 6
12
2 / 4
14

Game Story

SERDACHNY SCORES IN OVERTIME, CANADA TO GO FOR GOLD

JESSICA GOWANS

OBIHIRO, Japan – Danielle Serdachny (Edmonton, Alta./Pursuit of Excellence, CSSHL) scored the overtime winner 44 seconds into the extra frame to give Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to a 4-3 semifinal win over Russia on Saturday at the 2019 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.

With the Canadians enjoying a power play early in overtime, Serdachny gathered in a loose puck behind the net, walked to the front and snapped a quick shot short-side on Russian netminder Daria Gredzen to send her team to the final.

Canada will face off against the United States in the gold medal game Sunday morning (3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT).

Alexie Guay (Magog, Que./North American Hockey Academy, JWHL) chipped in a goal and an assist, and led a group of eight Canadians to earn at least a point in the contest.

Russia opened the scoring with a power-play marker from Anna Savonina, who fired home from the top of the zone through a maze of bodies just past the nine-minute mark.

Nicole Kelly (Brantford, Ont./Etobicoke, PWHL) responded for Canada three minutes later. Kelly picked the pocket of a Russian defender in the corner, walked out front and went top shelf with a backhand.

Guay scored her goal 1:28 into the second period, tipping in a Maddi Wheeler (Erinsville, Ont./Nepean, PWHL) point shot, but the Russian power play struck again to even the score at 2-2 when Ilona Markova snapped a shot just under the arm of Canadian goaltender Raygan Kirk (Ste. Anne, Man./Eastman, MFMHL).

Julia Gosling (London, Ont./London, PWHL) restored the Canadian lead with 24 seconds left in the middle frame; on a Canadian man advantage, Gosling finished off a feed from Guay with a shot from the face-off dot.

Yelena Provorova scored another power-play goal for Russia with just over eight minutes to go in the third period, corralling a loose puck in front of the net and tucking it around a sprawled-out Kirk to force overtime.

The Canadians finished with a 30-13 advantage in shots on goal.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Teagan Grant
Tripping (2:00)
08:54
GOAL
Goal: Anna Savonina (power play)

Assists: Polina Luchnikova
09:03
GOAL
Goal: Nicole Kelly

Assists: Catherine Trevors, Maggie MacEachern
11:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Nadezhda Volf
Tripping (2:00)
13:35
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Alexie Guay

Assists: Maddi Wheeler, Daniella Calabrese
01:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Kendall Cooper
Cross-Checking (2:00)
06:26
GOAL
Goal: Ilona Markova (power play)

Assists: Anna Savonina, Nadezhda Volf
07:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristi Shashkina
Charging (2:00)
11:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniella Calabrese
Tripping (2:00)
14:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Grace Shirley
Holding (2:00)
16:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Vita Ponyatovskaya
Tripping (2:00)
17:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Anna Savonina
Cross-Checking (2:00)
19:27
PENALTY
Penalty: Laura Cote
Slashing (2:00)
19:27
GOAL
Goal: Julia Gosling (power play)

Assists: Alexie Guay
19:36
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nadezhda Volf
Cross-Checking (2:00)
04:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Catherine Trevors
Elbowing (2:00)
11:32
GOAL
Goal: Yelena Provorova (power play)

Assists: Kristi Shashkina, Ilona Markova
11:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Alexie Guay
Hooking (2:00)
17:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Anna Savonina
Hooking (2:00)
19:46
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Danielle Serdachny (power play)

00:44

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Daria Gredzen RUS 60 30 26 4 0.867
Raygan Kirk CAN 60 13 10 3 0.769

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

0 - 3 L vs. FinlandFIN
Jan 12, 2019
3 - 2 W @ United StatesUSA
Jan 13, 2019
3 - 4 L @ CanadaCAN
Jan 12, 2019
4 - 3 W vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 12, 2019
2 - 1 W vs. SwitzerlandSUI
Jan 10, 2019
5 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Jan 8, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 U18WWC: CAN 3 – USA 2 (OT) (Gold Medal)
Wheeler scored 1:34 into OT, giving Canada its 5th gold medal.
2019 U18WWC: CAN 3 – RUS 2 OT (Semifinal)
Serdachny scored in OT to earn Canada a spot in the gold medal game.
2019 U18WWC: CAN 5 – RUS 1 (Preliminary)
Eight players recorded points to lead Canada past Russia at worlds.
2019 U18WWC: USA 3 – CAN 2 (Preliminary)
Julia Gosling and Laura Cote scored, but Canada fell to the U.S.
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