IHLC Results – Canada 4-0 Sweden – Nov. 3, 2009

canada1965-11 Canada 4-0 Sweden sweden-11
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Vierumäki Ice Arena, Vierumäki finland-11
Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Jayna Hefford of Kingston, Ont., scored a pair of goals, including one short-handed, to pace Canada to a 4-0 win over Sweden at the Four Nations Cup on Tuesday.

Hayley Wickenheiser of Shaunavon, Sask., had a goal and an assist, and Colleen Sostorics of Kennedy, Sask., also scored for the Canadians, who take on Finland on Wednesday and the U.S. on Friday.

Kim St. Pierre of Chateauguay, Que., needed only 12 saves for the shutout, while Canada pelted Swedish counterpart Sara Grahn with 42 shots.

The U.S. blanked Finland 4-0 in Mikkeli. The top two teams after the preliminary round will play for gold Saturday in Vierumäki.

The annual Four Nations Cup is the last international tournament for the Canadian women before the 2010 Winter Olympics open Feb. 12 in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C.

Canada won the last two Olympic gold medals, but the U.S. has won back-to-back World Championships.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
02:07 – canada1965-11 PEN – Ferrari, body checking
07:22 – sweden-11 PEN – Nordin, interference
08:40 – canada1965-11 PP GOAL – Hefford (Ouellette, Wickenheiser)
09:23 – sweden-11 PEN – Nordin, hooking
09:31 – sweden-11 PEN – Nevalainen, tripping
12:46 – canada1965-11 PEN – Piper, tripping

2nd Period
28:57 – canada1965-11 GOAL – Wickenheiser (Poulin, Piper)
30:21 – sweden-11 PEN – Udén Johansson, interference
37:40 – canada1965-11 PEN – Wakefield, slashing

3rd Period
48:15 – canada1965-11 PEN – Apps, interference + game misconduct
48:38 – canada1965-11 SH GOAL – Hefford (Ferrari)
56:22 – sweden-11 PEN – Rundqvist, tripping
58:21 – sweden-11 PEN – Svedin Thunström, delay of game
59:27 – canada1965-11 PP GOAL – Sostorics (Kingsbury)

GOALTENDERS
W: canada1965-11 St-Pierre (12-12)
L: sweden-11 Grahn (38-42)

SHOTS ON GOAL
canada1965-11 11+16+15 = 42
sweden-11 5+4+3 = 12

ROSTERS
canada1965-11 Goaltenders: Charline Labonté, Kim St-Pierre, Shannon Szabados. Defence: Tessa Bonhomme, Delaney Collins, Gillian Ferrari, Becky Kellar, Carla MacLeod, Meaghan Mikkelson, Colleen Sostorics, Catherine Ward. Forwards: Meghan Agosta, Gillian Apps, Jennifer Botterill, Jayna Hefford, Haley Irwin, Rebecca Johnston, Gina Kingsbury, Caroline Ouellette, Cherie Piper, Marie-Philip Poulin, Sarah Vaillancourt, Jennifer Wakefield, Hayley Wickenheiser.
sweden-11 Goaltenders: Sara Grahn, Valentina Lizana, Kim Martin. Defence: Emilia Andersson, Gunilla Andersson, Jenni Asserholt, Emma Eliasson, Johanna Fällman, Frida Nevalainen, Emma Nordin. Forwards: Anna Borgqvist, Tina Enström, Erika Grahm, Elin Holmlöv, Erika Holst, Isabelle Jordansson, Klara Myrén, Maria Rooth, Danijela Rundqvist, Frida Svedin Thunström, Katarina Timglas, Erica Udén Johansson, Pernilla Winberg, Cecilia Östberg.

canada1965-11 CANADA (C) vs. SWEDEN sweden-11
current champion
(since 10/05/2009)
Last Title 02/15/2009
162 All-Time Wins
8
42 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
1 win
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
canada1965-11 CAN 4-0 SWE sweden-11 – 04/25/1987 – WWT – North York canada1965-11
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. SWE)
canada1965-11 CAN 4-2 SWE sweden-11 – 11/01/2009 – EX – Stockholm sweden-11
Last IHLC Game
canada1965-11 CAN 4-2 SWE sweden-11 – 11/01/2009 – EX – Stockholm sweden-11
Next IHLC Game
canada1965-11 CAN 4-2 FIN finland-11 – 11/04/2009 – FNC – Kerava finland-11

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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