2014-15 National Women's Development Team

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2015 Nations Cup
Game #4
Final
January 4, 2015 12:30 pm EST
BLZ Arena
Füssen, GER

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
0
1
2
0
3
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
3
8
13
9
12
7
28

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
14
1 / 7
4

Game Story

BACH SCORES TWICE AGAIN, CANADA BOOKS SPOT IN NATIONS CUP FINAL

JASON LA ROSE

FÜSSEN, Germany – Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./Boston University, HE) scored two goals for the second time in as many days, and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team advanced to the gold medal game at the 2015 Nations Cup with a 5-1 win over Russia on Sunday.

Canada, which finished atop Group B with a perfect 2-0 record, will face Sweden in the final on Tuesday (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT), looking for its second consecutive gold medal at the tournament.

Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) added a goal and an assist, and Meghan Dufault (Winnipeg, Man./University of North Dakota, WCHA) had two helpers.

Rebecca Kohler (St. Thomas, Ont./University of North Dakota, WCHA) and Sarah Lefort (Ormstown, Que./Boston University, HE) scored the other Canadian goals.

Just as they did in their tournament-opening win over Finland on Saturday, Canada struck quickly against the Russians; Bach converted the Canadians’ first power play chance for a 1-0 lead at 6:10.

Russia responded off the stick of Galina Skiba at 13:31, but Nurse split the Russian defence and went five-hole on goaltender Julia Leskina just 1:24 later to give the Canadians the lead for good.

That would be it for scoring until the late stages of the third period thanks to Leskina and a Canadian power play that scored just once on six opportunities in the opening 40 minutes.

The Russians pushed in the third period, getting eight of their 13 shots and their only two power plays in the final frame, but Canadian netminder Erica Howe (Orleans, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) kept it a one-goal game until Bach buried a cross-ice feed from Dufault to make it a two-goal game with 6:46 to go.

Kohler banged in a Kelly Terry (Whitby, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) rebound at 16:55 and Lefort found the empty net with 54 seconds to go, rounding out the scoring.

Canada finished with a 28-13 advantage in shots on goal.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Valeria Pavlova
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
05:12
GOAL
Goal: Victoria Bach (power play)

Assists: Sarah Nurse, Meghan Dufault
06:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Tatiana Shibanova
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
06:31
GOAL
Goal: Galina Skiba

Assists: Tatiana Burina
13:31
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Nurse

Assists: Catherine Dubois, Renata Fast
14:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Ekaterina Smolina
Tripping minor (2:00)
16:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Tatiana Burina
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
19:14
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Liudmila Belyakova
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
11:31
PENALTY
Penalty: Olga Sosina
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
14:22
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Renata Fast
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
07:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Shannon Doyle
Tripping minor (2:00)
10:40
GOAL
Goal: Victoria Bach

Assists: Meghan Dufault
13:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Elena Dergacheva
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
14:46
GOAL
Goal: Rebecca Kohler

Assists: Kelly Terry
16:55
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Lefort

Assists: Shannon MacAulay
19:06

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Julia Leskina RUS 59 28 23 5 0.821
Erica Howe CAN 60 13 12 1 0.923

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

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