IHLC Results – Canada 3-1 Finland – Nov. 7, 2014

canada1965-11 Canada 3-1 Finland finland-11
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops canada1965-11
Friday, November 7, 2014

If it weren’t for Meeri Räisänen, Canada might have ran up the score against Finland in the Four Nations Cup round-robin finale at Interior Savings Centre on Friday, Nov. 7.

The Finnish goaltender was outstanding in a 3-1 loss to Canada, which will square off with the U.S. in the gold-medal game on Saturday.

Sweden and Finland will play for bronze on Saturday.

Canada outshout Finland 49-12, but the game wasn’t in the bag until Rebecca Johnston iced it with an empty-net goal late in the third period.

Riikka Välilä (née Nieminen) scored on the power-play to bring the Finns within one with 9:24 left to play in the final frame, pouncing on a loose puck and firing it past Canadian netminder Emerance Maschmeyer.

Haley Irwin deflected in a point shot taken by Laura Fortino to give Canada a 2-0 lead early in the third.

Jennifer Wakefield opened the scoring in the first period, making no mistake after accepting a deft backhand feed from Tara Watchorn.

Maschmeyer made 11 saves and posted her second victory of the tournament. She was between the pipes when Canada blanked Sweden 2-0 on Tuesday.

Geneviève Lacasse is likely to get the start in net for Canada in the gold-medal game. She backstopped the Canadians in their 3-2 victory over the U.S. on Wednesday.

Räisänen made 46 saves in a losing effort on Friday, but was not named Finland’s player of the game. That honour went to Välilä.

Courtney Birchard was named Canada’s player of the game.

1st Period
03:01 – finland-11 PEN – ViIlilä, hooking
14:34 – finland-11 PEN – Tapani, body checking
15:42 – canada1965-11 PP GOAL – Wakefield (Watchorn, Jenner)

2nd Period
23:55 – canada1965-11 PEN – Krzyzaniak, holding

3rd Period
41:18 – finland-11 PEN – Nieminen, hooking
43:53 – canada1965-11 GOAL – Irwin (Fortino, Turnbull)
46:12 – canada1965-11 PEN – Johnston, tripping
46:23 – finland-11 PEN – Hiirikoski, boarding
50:14 – canada1965-11 PEN – Irwin, tripping
50:36 – finland-11 PP GOAL – Nieminen (Lindstedt, Tulus)
59:12 – canada1965-11 EN GOAL – Johnston (Ambrose)

W: canada1965-11 Maschmeyer (11-12)
L: finland-11 Räisänen (46-48)

canada1965-11 18+16+15 = 49
finland-11 7+2+3 = 12

canada1965-11 Goaltenders: Geneviève Lacasse, Emerance Maschmeyer. Defence: Erin Ambrose, Courtney Birchard, Laura Fortino, Halli Krzyzaniak, Jocelyne Larocque, Tara Watchorn. Forwards: Bailey Bram, Jessica Campbell, Emily Clark, Haley Irwin (C), Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston (A), Jenelle Kohanchuk, Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner (A), Kelly Terry, Blayre Turnbull, Jennifer Wakefield.
finland-11 Goaltenders: Meeri Räisänen, Eveliina Suonpää. Defence: Jenni Hiirikoski, Mira Jalosuo, Anna Kilponen, Rosa Lindstedt, Minnamari Tuominen, Ella Viitasuo, Tea Villilä. Forwards: Jennica Haikarainen, Michelle Karvinen (C), Sari Kärnä, Riikka Nieminen (A), Emma Nuutinen, Suvi Ollikainen, Karoliina Rantamäki, Saila Saari, Jenna Suokko, Vilma Tanskanen, Susanna Tapani (A), Noora Tulus, Saana Valkama.

canada1965-11 CANADA (C) vs. FINLAND finland-11
current champion
(since 02/12/2014)
Last Title 11/09/2011
203 All-Time Wins
45 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 6-3 FIN finland-11 – 11/09/2013 – FNC – Lake Placid usa-11 goldmedal
Last IHLC Game
canada1965-11 CAN 3-2 USA usa-11 – 11/05/2014 – FNC – Kamloops canada1965-11
Next IHLC Game
canada1965-11 CAN 3-2 USA usa-11 (SO) – 11/08/2014 – FNC – Kamloops canada1965-11 goldmedal

Article Credit: Kamloops This Week
Photo Credit: Hockey Canada Women – IIHFHHOFIOC



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