IHLC Results – Canada 4-2 Finland – Nov. 4, 2009

🇨🇦 Canada 4-2 Finland 🇫🇮
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Kerava Areena, Kerava 🇫🇮
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sarah Vaillancourt of Sherbrooke, Que., scored a pair of goals for Canada in a 4-2 win over Finland on Wednesday at the Four Nations Cup women’s hockey tournament.

Meghan Agosta of Ruthven, Ont., and Jayna Hefford of Kingston, Ont., also scored for the Canadians, who improved to 2-0 in their last international hockey tournament prior to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C.

Hefford’s goal was her third in two games in the tournament.

Hayley Wickenheiser of Shaunavon, Sask., had two assists. Goaltender Shannon Szabados of Edmonton earned the win with 15 saves, while Finland’s Noora Räty stopped 37 of 41 shots.

Canada, winner of the last two Olympic gold medals in women’s hockey, has Thursday off before facing the U.S. on Friday in Vierumäki. The Americans have won back-to-back World Championships.

The two countries with the best records after the preliminary round meet in Saturday’s final.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
02:18 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Mertanen, holding
08:21 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Vaillancourt (Ferrari)
09:23 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Ferrari, hooking
10:26 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Saarinen, high sticking
15:29 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Rantamäki (Karvinen)

2nd Period
20:12 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Tuominen (Sirviö, Rantamäki)
21:51 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Karvinen, interference
23:41 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Agosta (Collins, Wickenheiser)
25:44 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Irwin, cross checking
31:42 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Apps, charging
32:29 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Rantamäki, hooking
36:46 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Jalosuo, hooking
39:21 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Sirviö, holding
39:43 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Hefford (Wickenheiser)

3rd Period
41:06 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Apps, body checking
50:05 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Posa, hooking
52:13 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Vaillancourt (Bonhomme)
53:58 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Jenner, hooking
58:06 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Jalosuo, slashing

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇨🇦 Szabados (15-17)
L: 🇫🇮 Räty (37-41)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇨🇦 16+8+17 = 41
🇫🇮 10+6+1 = 17

ROSTERS
🇨🇦 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.
🇫🇮 Goaltenders: Maija Hassinen, Noora Räty. Defence: Jenni Hiirikoski, Mira Jalosuo, Kati Kovalainen, Emma Laaksonen, Terhi Mertanen, Heidi Pelttari, Mariia Posa, Saija Sirviö. Forwards: Venla Heikkilä, Anne Helin, Michelle Karvinen, Piia Lallukka, Mari Pehkonen, Karoliina Rantamäki, Mari Saarinen, Nina Tikkinen, Saara Tuominen, Satu Tuominen, Marjo Voutilainen.

🇨🇦 CANADA (C) vs. FINLAND 🇫🇮
current champion
(since 10/05/2009)
Last Title 09/01/2009
163 All-Time Wins
3
36 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
0 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. FIN)
🇨🇦 CAN 6-5 FIN 🇫🇮 – 03/24/1990 – WWC – Ottawa 🇨🇦
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. FIN)
🇨🇦 CAN 10-2 FIN 🇫🇮 – 09/01/2009 – HCC – Vancouver 🇨🇦
Last IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 4-0 SWE 🇸🇪 – 11/03/2009 – FNC – Vierumäki 🇫🇮
Next IHLC Game
🇺🇸 USA 3-2 CAN 🇨🇦 – 11/05/2009 – FNC – Vierumäki 🇫🇮

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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