2016-17 National Women's Development Team

2017 Nations Cup
Game #12
Pre
Final
January 6, 2017 1:30 pm EST
BLZ Arena
Füssen, GER

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
15
21
17
53
5
4
2
11

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 7
6
0 / 3
14

Game Story

CANADA BLANKS GERMANY, INTO FINAL AT NATIONS CUP

JASON LA ROSE

FÜSSEN, Germany – Erica Howe (Orleans, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) was perfect to record an 11-save shutout, and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team beat Germany 5-0 on Friday to win its group and advance to the gold medal game at the 2017 Nations Cup.

The Canadians will face Finland in the final on Saturday (6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT) in search of their fourth-consecutive gold medal at the annual tournament.

Sarah Lefort (Ormstown, Que./Montreal, CWHL) led the way with two goals, and Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) had a goal and an assist for Canada, which avenged a 3-2 pre-tournament loss to the Germans.

Jade Downie-Landry (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que./McGill University, RSEQ) and Lindsay Agnew (Oakville, Ont./University of Minnesota, WCHA) had the other goals.

Jaime Bourbonnais (Mississauga, Ont./Cornell University, ECAC) picked up three assists, while Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./Boston University, HE), Emily Clark (Saskatoon, Sask./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) had two helpers apiece.

After a pair of early power plays – including a 41-second five-on-three – came up empty, Lefort finished off a feed from Bach to give Canada a 1-0 lead through 20 minutes.

The duo hooked up again early in the second period, with Lefort netting her second of the game to make it 2-0 at 1:24, and Downie-Landry pushed the lead to 3-0 just shy of the 13-minute mark of the middle frame.

The Canadians capped the scoring with goals in quick succession the third; Agnew scored from Bourbonnais at 6:36, and Nurse added another to make it 5-0 just 40 seconds later.

Canada overwhelmed Germany on the shot clock, holding a one-sided 53-11 advantage, helped in large part by seven power plays, although the Canadians went without a goal while a player up.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Tanja Eisenschmid
Holding (2:00)
05:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Yvonne Rothemund
High-Sticking (2:00)
06:43
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Lefort

Assists: Victoria Bach, Micah Zandee-Hart
13:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Jillian Saulnier
Cross-Checking (2:00)
17:17
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Lefort

Assists: Victoria Bach, Jamie Bourbonnais
01:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Carina Strobel
Tripping (2:00)
04:50
GOAL
Goal: Jade Downie-Landry

Assists: Sarah Nurse, Emily Clark
12:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Nicola Eisenschmid
Hooking (2:00)
17:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Tanja Eisenschmid
Cross-Checking (2:00)
18:21
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Carina Strobel
Tripping (2:00)
01:46
GOAL
Goal: Lindsay Agnew

Assists: Jamie Bourbonnais
06:36
GOAL
Goal: Sarah Nurse

Assists: Emily Clark, Jamie Bourbonnais
07:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Carina Strobel
Delay of Game (2:00)
09:58
PENALTY
Penalty: Sarah Lefort
Slashing (2:00)
11:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Laura Stacey
Cross-Checking (2:00)
17:47

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GAA SAV%
Erica Howe CAN 60 11 11 0 1.000
Ivonne Schroder GER 60 53 48 5 0.906

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 11 - SAV% - 1.000
GA 5 - SV - 48 - SAV% - 0.906
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2

Previous Games

0 - 1 L @ FinlandFIN
Jan 7, 2017
2 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Jan 7, 2017
5 - 0 W @ GermanyGER
Jan 6, 2017
0 - 5 L v CanadaCAN
Jan 6, 2017
2 - 1 W @ SwedenSWE
Jan 5, 2017
2 - 1 W @ Czech RepublicCZE
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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