IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ – 04 Nov 2009

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-2 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Kerava Areena, Kerava ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Wednesday, 04 November 2009

Sarah Vaillancourt of Sherbrooke, Quรฉbec, 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, Ontario, and Jayna Hefford of Kingston, Ontario, 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, British Columbia.

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

Hayley Wickenheiser of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, had two assists. Goaltender Shannon Szabados of Edmonton earned the win with 15 saves, while Finland’s Noora Rรคty 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 Vierumรคki. 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 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Mertanen, holding
08:21 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Vaillancourt (Ferrari)
09:23 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Ferrari, hooking
10:26 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Saarinen, high sticking
15:29 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย GOAL – Rantamรคkiย (Karvinen)

2nd Period
20:12 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย GOAL – Tuominen (Sirviรถ, Rantamรคki)
21:51 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Karvinen, interference
23:41 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Agosta (Collins, Wickenheiser)
25:44 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Irwin, cross checking
31:42 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Apps, charging
32:29 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Rantamรคki, hooking
36:46 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Jalosuo, hooking
39:21 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Sirviรถ, holding
39:43 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Hefford (Wickenheiser)

3rd Period
41:06 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Apps, body checking
50:05 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Posa, hooking
52:13 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Vaillancourt (Bonhomme)
53:58 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Jenner, hooking
58:06 – ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย PEN – Jalosuo, slashing

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Szabados (15-17)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎย Rรคty (37-41)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 16+8+17 = 41
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ 10+6+1 = 17

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Charline Labontรฉ, 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.
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Goaltenders: Maija Hassinen, Noora Rรคty. Defence: Jenni Hiirikoski, Mira Jalosuo, Kati Kovalainen, Emma Laaksonen, Terhi Mertanen, Heidi Pelttari, Mariia Posa, Saija Sirviรถ. Forwards: Anne Helin, Venla Hovi, Michelle Karvinen, Piia Lallukka, Mari Pehkonen, Karoliina Rantamรคki, Mari Saarinen, Nina Tikkinen, Saara Tuominen, Satu Tuominen, Marjo Voutilainen.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. FINLAND ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
current champion
(since 05 Oct 2009)
Last Title 01 Sep 2009
163 All-Time Wins
3
36 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
0 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. FIN)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 6-5 FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 24 Mar 1990 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Ottawa ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. FIN)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 10-2 FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 01 Sep 2009 โ€“ HCC โ€“ Vancouver ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 4-0 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 03 Nov 2009 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Vierumรคki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 05 Nov 2009 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Vierumรคki ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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