IHLC Results – Canada 8-1 Finland – 04 Nov 2012

🇨🇦 Canada 8-1 Finland 🇫🇮
Exhibition Game
Helsingin jäähalli, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Sunday, 04 November 2012

Charline Labonté made 16 saves in her 50th international appearance for Canada as the women’s national team tuned up for the Four Nations Cup with a 8-1 exhibition victory over Finland on Sunday.

Marie-Philip Poulin, with two in the first period, Meaghan Mikkelson, Vicki Bendus, Jennifer Wakefield, Caroline Ouellette, Jayna Hefford and Haley Irwin each scored for the Canadians.

Susanna Tapani had the lone goal for the Finns. Goalie Meeri Räisänen faced 49 shots by the Canadians.

Canada is looking to reclaim the gold medal after losing to the United States in a shootout in last year’s finale at Nyköping, Sweden.

Dan Church, head coach for the Canadian squad, says to beat the U.S., his team must play a disciplined game.

“We need to play a hard, fast, physical game against them and we need to stay out the penalty box because they have a deadly power play,” said Church.

“Working on discipline and not taking lazy penalties is something we need to do all tournament long.”

Canada opens the tournament in Tikkurila, Finland with a rematch against the hosts.

The Canadians have won the event 12 times in its 16-year history, having never failed to reach the final.

The tournament will serve as an evaluation opportunity for Church and his staff going into the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship being held 2-9 April in Ottawa.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
01:01 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Poulin (Hefford, Watchorn)
07:07 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Hiirikoski, body checking
10:09 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Tapani, delay of game
11:19 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Mikkelson (Ouellette, Watchorn)
15:18 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Kilponen, interference
17:26 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Poulin (Birchard, Hefford)

2nd Period
23:57 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Tapani (Välimäki, Lindstedt)
24:41 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Poulin, bench minor
24:58 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Bonhomme, body checking
27:30 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Wickenheiser, bench minor
27:50 – 🇨🇦 SH GOAL – Bendus (Apps)
28:34 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Tuomanen, holding
29:33 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Välimäki, holding
30:14 – 🇨🇦 PP2 GOAL – Wakefield (Irwin, Bonhomme)
32:07 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Ouellette (Hefford, Ward)
38:35 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Hefford (Ward, Ouellette)

3rd Period
43:56 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Irwin (Agosta)
53:18 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Välimäki, tripping
57:10 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Spooner, slashing
58:34 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Bendus, holding
59:47 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Tapani, body checking

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇨🇦 Labonté (11-12)
L: 🇫🇮 Räisänen (41-49)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇨🇦 27+16+6 = 49
🇫🇮 3+8+1 = 12

ROSTERS
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Charline Labonté, Geneviéve Lacasse, Shannon Szabados. Defence: Courtney Birchard, Tessa Bonhomme, Jocelyne Larocque, Meaghan Mikkelson, Bobbi Jo Slusar, Catherine Ward, Tara Watchorn. Forwards: Meghan Agosta, Gillian Apps, Vicki Bendus, Bailey Bram, Jayna Hefford, Haley Irwin, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Caroline Ouellette, Marie-Philip Poulin, Natalie Spooner, Jennifer Wakefield, Hayley Wickenheiser.
🇫🇮 Goaltenders: Isabella Portnoj, Meeri Räisänen. Defence: Essi Hallvar, Jenni Hiirikoski, Anna Kilponen, Johanna Koivisto, Rosa Lindstedt, Jutta Stoltenberg, Tea Villilä. Forwards: Venla Hovi, Niina Mäkinen, Riikka Noronen, Anni Rantanen, Tiina Saarimaki, Susanna Tapani, Anne Tuomanen, Minnamari Tuominen, Suvi Vacker, Saana Valkama, Linda Välimäki.

🇨🇦 CANADA (C) vs. FINLAND 🇫🇮
current champion
(since 14 Apr 2012
)
Last Title 09 Nov 2011
184 All-Time Wins
4
40 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
0 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. FIN)
🇨🇦 CAN 6-5 FIN 🇫🇮 – 24 Mar 1990 – WWC – Ottawa 🇨🇦
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. FIN)
🇨🇦 CAN 5-0 FIN 🇫🇮 – 09 Nov 2011 – FNC – Nyköping 🇸🇪
Last IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 5-4 USA 🇺🇸 (OT) – 14 Apr 2012 – WWC – Burlington 🇺🇸 🏅
Next IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 6-0 FIN 🇫🇮 – 06 Nov 2012 – FNC – Kerava 🇫🇮

Article Credit: Sportsnet

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