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

canada1965-11 Canada 4-2 Finland finland-11
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Kerava Areena, Kerava finland-11
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 – finland-11 PEN – Mertanen, holding
08:21 – canada1965-11 GOAL – Vaillancourt (Ferrari)
09:23 – canada1965-11 PEN – Ferrari, hooking
10:26 – finland-11 PEN – Saarinen, high sticking
15:29 – finland-11 GOAL – Rantamäki (Karvinen)

2nd Period
20:12 – finland-11 GOAL – Tuominen (Sirviö, Rantamäki)
21:51 – finland-11 PEN – Karvinen, interference
23:41 – canada1965-11 PP GOAL – Agosta (Collins, Wickenheiser)
25:44 – canada1965-11 PEN – Irwin, cross checking
31:42 – canada1965-11 PEN – Apps, charging
32:29 – finland-11 PEN – Rantamäki, hooking
36:46 – finland-11 PEN – Jalosuo, hooking
39:21 – finland-11 PEN – Sirviö, holding
39:43 – canada1965-11 PP GOAL – Hefford (Wickenheiser)

3rd Period
41:06 – canada1965-11 PEN – Apps, body checking
50:05 – finland-11 PEN – Posa, hooking
52:13 – canada1965-11 GOAL – Vaillancourt (Bonhomme)
53:58 – canada1965-11 PEN – Jenner, hooking
58:06 – finland-11 PEN – Jalosuo, slashing

GOALTENDERS
W: canada1965-11 Szabados (15-17)
L: finland-11 Räty (37-41)

SHOTS ON GOAL
canada1965-11 16+8+17 = 41
finland-11 10+6+1 = 17

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.
finland-11 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.

canada1965-11 CANADA (C) vs. FINLAND finland-11
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)
canada1965-11 CAN 6-5 FIN finland-11 – 03/24/1990 – WWC – Ottawa canada1965-11
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. FIN)
canada1965-11 CAN 10-2 FIN finland-11 – 09/01/2009 – HCC – Vancouver canada1965-11
Last IHLC Game
canada1965-11 CAN 4-0 SWE sweden-11 – 11/03/2009 – FNC – Vierumäki finland-11
Next IHLC Game
usa-11 USA 3-2 CAN canada1965-11 – 11/05/2009 – FNC – Vierumäki finland-11

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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