IHLC Results – Canada 9-2 Finland – 31 Mar 2005

🇨🇦 Canada 9-2 Finland 🇫🇮
Exhibition Game
Himmelstalundshallen, Norrköping 🇸🇪
Thursday, 31 March 2005

Team Canada played Team Finland in their only exhibition game on Thursday, March 31 in Norrkoping, Sweden.

Finland jumped out to an early one goal lead as Karoliina Rantamäki fired a puck past Kim St-Pierre just 1:24 into the opening frame. Canada replied immediately with a goal of their own just 17 seconds later as Vicky Sunohara centered a beautiful pass right on to the stick of Cassie Campbell as she deflected one past Finnish goalie Noora Räty. Finland regained their one goal lead on the power play as Mari Sarrinen put home a rebound.

With Finland up 2-1 after the first, Canada came storming out of the gate, and picked up their intensity level from the first. Canada scored three unanswered goals in just over four minutes while out shooting Finland 20-9 in the period. Canada’s goals were scored by Vaillancourt, Wickenheiser, and Bechard in a dominating period by the Canadians.

Canada took a 4-2 lead into the third period, and matched their intensity from the second period. Jayna Hefford extended Canada’s lead to 5-2 on a nice wrist shot form the slot five minutes into the final period. Canada then rattled off three more goals by Bredin, Ouellette, and Goyette in a span of 50 seconds to give Canada an 8-2 lead. Vaillancourt finished off the scoring with her second of the net for Canada who scored eight unanswered goals. Canadian goalie Kim St-Pierre was not tested to heavily as she made 20 saves on 22 shots for the victory. Finnish netminder Noora Räty made 50 saves in the loss.

Canada will now take a few days off as they don’t play their first game of the tournament until Sunday, 3 April when they face Kazakhstan.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:24 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Rantamäki (Parviainen)
01:41 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Campbell (Sunohara)
07:52 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Fisk, hooking
14:16 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Agosta, slashing
15:05 – 🇫🇮 PP GOAL – Saarinen
17:26 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Kovalainen, body checking

2nd Period
27:33 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Ouellette, hooking
31:33 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Vaillancourt (Wickenheiser, Goyette)
34:18 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Wickenheiser (Goyette)
35:40 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Bechard
36:45 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Parviainen, hooking
38:51 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Collins, body checking

3rd Period
45:08 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Hefford (Sostorics)
52:31 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Bredin (Agosta)
53:10 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Ouellette (MacLeod)
53:21 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Goyette (Vaillancourt, Wickenheiser)
56:53 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Vaillancourt (Goyette, Sostorics)

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇨🇦 St-Pierre (20-22)
L: 🇫🇮 Räty (50-59)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇨🇦 12+20+27 = 59
🇫🇮 6+9+7 = 22

ROSTERS
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Charline Labonté, Kim St-Pierre. Defence: Correne Bredin, Delaney Collins, Becky Kellar, Carla MacLeod, Cheryl Pounder, Colleen Sostorics. Forwards: Gillian Apps, Kelly Bechard, Jennifer Botterill, Cassie Campbell, Danielle Goyette, Jayna Hefford, Gina Kingsbury, Caroline Ouellette, Cherie Piper, Vicky Sunohara, Sarah Vaillancourt, Hayley Wickenheiser.
🇫🇮 Goaltenders: Anna-Kaisa Piiroinen, Noora Räty. Defence: Jenni Hiirikoski, Satu Kiipeli, Kati Kovalainen, Emma Laaksonen, Terhi Mertanen, Heidi Pelttari, Saija Sirviö. Forwards: Sari Fisk, Satu Hoikkala, Vilja Lipsonen, Oona Parviainen, Karoliina Rantamäki, Tiia Reima, Katja Riipi, Mari Saarinen, Eveliina Similä, Nora Tallus, Saara Tuominen.

🇨🇦 CANADA (C) vs. FINLAND 🇫🇮
current champion
(since 06 Apr 2004
)
Last Title none
111 All-Time Wins
0
24 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
0 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. FIN)
🇨🇦 CAN 6-5 FIN 🇫🇮 – 24 Mar 1990 – WWC – Ottawa 🇨🇦
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. FIN)
🇨🇦 CAN 4-1 FIN 🇫🇮 – 13 Nov 2004 – FNC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸
Last IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 2-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 14 Nov 2004 – FNC – Lake Placid 🇺🇸 🏅
Next IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 13-0 KAZ 🇰🇿 – 03 Apr 2005 – WWC – Linköping 🇸🇪

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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