IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 4-1 Sweden 🇸🇪 – 20 Feb 2006

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🇨🇦 Canada 4-1 Sweden 🇸🇪
Olympic Gold Medal Game
Palasport Olimpico, Turin 🇮🇹
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 Labonté 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
03:15 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Apps (Wickenheiser)

03:39 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Jansson, holding
12:13 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Ouellette (Hefford, Botterill)
13:18 – 🇸🇪 PEN – Asserholt, tripping
15:14 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Apps, slashing

2nd Period
28:58 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Piper (Wickenheiser, Pounder)
30:27 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Hefford (Botterill, Vallancourt)
31:14 – 🇸🇪 PEN – too many players
35:37 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Sostorics, interference

3rd Period
44:29 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Ouellette, body checking
45:24 – 🇸🇪 PP GOAL – G. Andersson (Holst, Rooth)
51:02 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Campbell, holding
58:10 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Wickenheiser, cross checking

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇨🇦 Labonté (7-8)
L: 🇸🇪 Martin (22-26)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇨🇦 11+11+4 = 26
🇸🇪 2+3+3 = 8

ROSTERS
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Charline Labonté, 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).
🇸🇪 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 Sjölander, Katarina Timglas, Anna Vikman, Pernilla Winberg.

🇨🇦 CANADA vs. SWEDEN (C) 🇸🇪
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)
🇨🇦 CAN 4-0 SWE 🇸🇪 – 25 Apr 1987 – WWT – North York 🇨🇦
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
🇨🇦 CAN 6-2 SWE 🇸🇪 – 13 Dec 2005 – EX – Calgary 🇨🇦
Last IHLC Game
🇸🇪 SWE 3-2 USA 🇺🇸 (SO) – 17 Feb 2006 – OG – Turin 🇮🇹
Next IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 3-0 USA 🇺🇸 – 07 Nov 2006 – FNC – Kitchener 🇨🇦

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

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