2016-17 National Women's Development Team

2017 Nations Cup
Game #2
Pre
Final
January 4, 2017 10:00 am EST
BLZ Arena
Füssen, GER

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
0
2
1
2
3
6

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
0
2
1
2
3
6

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
12
2 / 6
8

Game Story

CANADA PULLS AWAY IN THIRD, BEATS CZECHS IN NATIONS CUP OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

FÜSSEN, Germany – Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) scored once and added two assists to lead Canada’s National Women’s Development Team to a 6-2 victory over the Czech Republic on Wednesday in the first game for both at the 2017 Nations Cup.

The Canadians held a narrow 3-2 lead after two periods before running off three unanswered goals in the final 12 minutes to record the comfortable win.

Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./Boston University, HE) and Élizabeth Giguère (Quebec City, Que./Limoilou, CEGEP) finished with a goal and an assist each for the Canadians, while Jill Saulnier (Halifax, N.S./Calgary, CWHL), Sarah Davis (Paradise, N.L./Calgary, CWHL) and Lindsay Agnew (Oakville, Ont./University of Minnesota, WCHA) each added goals of their own.

Canada hit the scoreboard first when Saulnier scored on the power play at 15:10, but Katerina Bukolska replied for the Czechs only 50 seconds later, sending the game to the first intermission tied 1-1.

Davis needed just 16 seconds of the second period to put the Canadians ahead for good, and Giguere scored with the Canadians enjoying a man advantage at 18:01 for the eventual winner.

Again the Czechs responded quickly, with Tereza Vanisova beating Canadian goaltender Erica Howe (Orleans, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) 16 seconds later to make it a 3-2 game in favour of Canada after 40 minutes.

Bach gave the Canadians some breathing room with a goal 8:30 into the third period, finishing off a set-up from Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA).

Ambrose scored at 12:47, and Agnew capped the scoring less than four minutes later.

The Canadians are right back to action Thursday (10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT), taking on Sweden in their second of three preliminary-round games. They close out the round robin Friday against co-host Germany (1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT).

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Martina Zednikova
Hooking (2:00)
02:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristin O’Neill
Hooking (2:00)
06:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Tereza Vanisova
Tripping (2:00)
13:21
GOAL
Goal: Jillian Saulnier (power play)

Assists: Emily Clark, Jamie Bourbonnais
15:10
GOAL
Goal: Katerina Bukolska

Assists: Lucie Povova, Libuse Hola
16:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Emily Clark
Slashing (2:00)
17:38
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Davis

Assists: Katelyn Gosling, Erin Ambrose
00:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Kristin O’Neill
Hooking (2:00)
00:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Lucie Povova
Hooking (2:00)
17:52
GOAL
Goal: Élizabeth Giguère (power play)

Assists: Sarah Nurse, Erin Ambrose
18:01
GOAL
Goal: Tereza Vanisova

Assists: Vendula Pribylova, Kristyna Pacalova
18:17
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Martina Zednikova
Tripping (2:00)
05:05
PENALTY
Penalty: Jillian Saulnier
Slashing (2:00)
07:10
GOAL
Goal: Victoria Bach

Assists: Sarah Nurse, Élizabeth Giguère
08:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Tereza Vanisova
Cross-Checking (2:00)
10:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Lucie Povova
Tripping (2:00)
10:38
GOAL
Goal: Erin Ambrose

Assists: Katelyn Gosling, Victoria Bach
12:47
GOAL
Goal: Lindsay Agnew

Assists: Kristin O’Neill, Halli Krzyzaniak
16:15
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Barbora Dvorakovy

16:15

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GAA SAV%
Klara Peslarova CZE 56 6 0 6 0.000
Barbora Dvorakovy CZE 3 0 0 0 0.000
Erica Howe CAN 60 2 0 2 0.000

Game Leaders

GA 6 - SV - 0 - SAV% - 0.000
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
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 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

6 - 0 W @ AustriaAUT
Jan 7, 2017
0 - 1 L @ FinlandFIN
Jan 7, 2017
1 - 2 L v SwedenSWE
Jan 6, 2017
5 - 0 W @ GermanyGER
Jan 6, 2017
1 - 2 L v GermanyGER
Jan 5, 2017
2 - 1 W @ SwedenSWE
Jan 5, 2017
Videos
Photos
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – CAN-E 0 (Gold Medal)
Primeau made 14 saves, backstopping the Americans to a gold medal.
2016 WJAC - WJAC: CAN-W 5 – SUI 3 (5th Place)
Kawaguchi had a goal and three assists to help West to fifth place.
2016 WJAC - RUS 6 – CZE 3 (Bronze Medal)
Svechnikov scored a hat trick to lead Russia to its fourth bronze.
2016 WJAC: USA 4 – RUS 2 (Semifinal)
The U.S. scored three PP goals to advance to the gold medal game.
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