IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-1 Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช – 20 Feb 2006

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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-1ย Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Palasport Olimpico, Turin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Monday, 20 February 2006

Canada won their second consecutive Olympic women’s ice hockey Gold with a 4-1 win over Sweden in Turin on Monday.

It was the end of a dream for Sweden, who had hoped to pull off the biggest upset in women’s ice hockey history.

The Swedes’ shock 3-2 win over the USA to reach the final was the Americans’ first Olympics or World Championship defeat by a European women’s team.

In the Bronze medal game, the Americans bounced back with a 4-0 victory over the Finns, who finish in fourth.

Canada capped a dominant performance in the Games by going ahead early with goals from Caroline Ouellette and Gillian Apps in the first period.

Cherie Piper and Jayna Hefford added two more in the second period, before Gunilla Anderson became only the second player in the tournament to beat Charline Labontรฉ with a consolation goal in the third period.

“This was extremely difficult. To defend the Gold is harder than to win it the first time,” said Canada’s Hayley Wickenheiser, the tournament’s most valuable player.

“The pressure is different, we had four years to prepare and all the hard work paid off.”

Earlier, Katie King notched a hat-trick in the Bronze medal match for the USA, who missed the Olympic final for the first time ever. Finland finished fourth.

Germany took fifth place with a 1-0 win over Russia, while in the seventh-eighth play-off, Switzerland beat Italy 11-0.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
03:15ย – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL –ย Apps (Wickenheiser)

03:39 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN –ย Jansson, holding
12:13 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL –ย Ouellette (Hefford, Botterill)
13:18 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN –ย Asserholt, tripping
15:14 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN –ย Apps, slashing

2nd Period
28:58ย – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL –ย Piper (Wickenheiser, Pounder)
30:27 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL –ย Hefford (Botterill, Vallancourt)
31:14 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PEN –ย too manyย players
35:37 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN –ย Sostorics, interference

3rd Period
44:29 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN –ย Ouellette, body checking
45:24 – ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย PP GOAL – G. Andersson (Holst, Rooth)
51:02 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN –ย Campbell, holding
58:10 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN –ย Wickenheiser, cross checking

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Labontรฉย (7-8)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย Martin (22-26)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 11+11+4 = 26
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช 2+3+3 = 8

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Charline Labontรฉ, Kim St-Pierre. Defence: Gillian Ferrari, Becky Kellar, Carla MacLeod, Cheryl Pounder, Colleen Sostorics. Forwards: Meghan Agosta, Gillian Apps, Jennifer Botterill, Cassie Campbell (C), Danielle Goyette, Jayna Hefford, Gina Kingsbury, Caroline Ouellette, Cherie Piper, Vicky Sunohara (A), Sarah Vaillancourt, Katie Weatherston, Hayley Wickenheiser (A).
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Goaltenders: Cecilia Andersson, Kim Martin. Defence: Gunilla Andersson (A), Jenni Asserholt, Joa Elfsberg, Emma Eliasson, Ylva Lindberg. Forwards: Ann-Louise Edstrand, Erika Holst (C), Nanna Jansson, Jenny Lindqvist, Kristina Lundberg, Frida Nevalainen, Emilie O’Konor, Maria Rooth (A), Danijela Rundqvist, Therese Sjรถlander, Katarina Timglas, Anna Vikman, Pernilla Winberg.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA vs. SWEDEN (C) ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
new champion
(previous 01 Jan 2006
)
Last Title reign ends
(since
17 Feb 2006)
132 All-Time Wins
1
35 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
0 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 4-0 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 25 Apr 1987 โ€“ WWT โ€“ North York ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 6-2 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 13 Dec 2005 โ€“ EX โ€“ Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SWE 3-2 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (SO) โ€“ 17 Feb 2006 โ€“ OG โ€“ Turin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 3-0 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 07 Nov 2006 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Kitchener ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: BBC
Photo Credit: Olympic.org –ย IIHFHHOFIOC

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