2014-15 National Women's Development Team

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2015 Nations Cup
Game #1
Final
January 3, 2015 9:00 am EST
BLZ Arena
Füssen, GER

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
12
14
37
6
5
8
19

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 6
8
1 / 4
12

Game Story

BACH SCORES TWICE, CANADA BEATS FINNS IN NATIONS CUP OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

FÜSSEN, Germany – Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./Boston University, HE) had a pair of goals, including the game-winner late in the first period, and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team got the 2015 Nations Cup started with a 4-1 victory over Finland on Saturday.

The win improves Canada’s record at the event (formerly the Air Canada Cup, MLP Cup and Meco Cup) to 34-4 since it first participated in 2004; the Canadians have won eight of a possible 10 gold medals.

Kelly Terry (Whitby, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) and Kaleigh Fratkin (Burnaby, B.C./Boston, CWHL) also scored for Canada, which almost doubled the Finns in shots on goal, holding a 37-19 advantage.

Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) added two assists, while goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) made 18 saves to record the win.

The Canadians didn’t waste any time getting on the board; Terry banked a shot in off a Finnish defenceman’s skate just 2:30 in, giving Canada the lead for good.

Bach buried the rebound of a Nurse shot with 1:21 left in the first period for a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes, and showed off quick hands from in close to score on the power play six minutes into the middle frame.

The Finns got one back just past the eight-minute mark of the third period when Riikka Valila converted on a man advantage, but Fratkin got a point shot past netminder Eveliina Suonpää just 21 seconds later to restore the three-goal lead and finish the scoring.

Canada is right back to action on Sunday (12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT), facing Russia in its second and final preliminary round contest. The four-day tournament finishes Tuesday with the bronze and gold medal games.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Kelly Terry

02:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Linda Välimäki
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
05:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Noora Tulus
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
11:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Jenni Hiirikoski
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
13:21
GOAL
Goal: Victoria Bach

Assists: Sarah Nurse
18:39
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Rosa Lindstedt
Tripping minor (2:00)
04:31
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Victoria Bach

Assists: Sarah Nurse
05:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Cassandra Poudrier
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
08:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Catherine Dubois
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
11:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Linda Välimäki
Tripping minor (2:00)
14:58
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Edney
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
00:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Davis
Roughing minor (2:00)
07:07
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Riikka Valila

Assists: Michelle Karvinen
08:19
GOAL
Goal: Kaleigh Fratkin

Assists: Sarah Davis, Sarah Lefort
08:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Michelle Karvinen
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
12:30

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Ann-Renée Desbiens CAN 60 19 18 1 0.947
Eveliina Suonpää FIN 60 37 33 4 0.892

Game Leaders

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

4 - 0 W @ SwedenSWE
Jan 6, 2015
6 - 0 W @ GermanyGER
Jan 6, 2015
5 - 1 W vs. RussiaRUS
Jan 4, 2015
2 - 1 W @ RussiaRUS
Jan 5, 2015
4 - 1 W @ FinlandFIN
Jan 3, 2015
1 - 4 L vs. CanadaCAN
Jan 3, 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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