IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 7-0 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช – 28 Aug 2021

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 7-0 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Womenโ€™s World Championship Quarterfinal
WinSport Arena, Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Saturday, 28 August 2021

Canada defeated Germany tonight by a 7-0 score to advance to the semi-finals on Monday. They will play either Switzerland or Czechia, depending on the outcome of the final game tonight. With the loss, Germany will head to the 5th-8th placement games grouping which begins tomorrow.

“I think the biggest thing fro us was that games like that can get away from you a little bit, and players can get individual,” offered coach Troy Ryan. “I thought for the most part we tried to keep doing what we’ve been doing all event long. I think we continued to play with some structure, which was one of the positives.”

Canada was led by Natalie Spooner, with two goals and an assist, and linemate Mรฉlodie Daoust, who had a goal and two assists.

Canada outshot the understaffed Germans by a whopping 52-3 margin. Those 3 shots were one off the record for fewest shots in a game, but were not a reflection of the heart and determination the Germans poured into the game, despite the astronomical odds against them.

Hockey is not generally a game about feeling sorry for anyone, but Germany had to play Canada tonight without four key players injured in their previous game, thus reducing their forward contingent to only nine players. And so Sonja Weidenfelder, Laura Kluge, Nina Christof and Carina Strobel watched from the stands as their teammates tried in vain to beat the top team in the tournament. And, to make matters worse, Germany was 0-5 with an 0-56 goal differential in all-time meetings with the hosts.

“I’m beyond proud of my team right now,” said assistant captain Anna Reich. “We have the biggest heart, and we left it all out on the ice. Everybody was blocking shots, playing their best game. I’m very proud. Those players who couldn’t play today, we just wanted to play for them.”

“I’m really proud of them,” echoed coach Thomas Schรคdler. “They battled really hard in the defence. We knew the Canadians would be dominant with their skating. Our penalty kill was also excellent, even though we weren’t happy to give up the one goal.”

Compounding the problems, Schรคdler will not get any of his injured players back this tournament, meaning he’ll have 16 skaters again tomorrow.

“They won’t return, but we have 16 skaters. We have to make the best out of the situation. We can’t change it, so we’ll concentrate our energy on what we can do. We’ll stick together, and we will do this tomorrow again.”

Canada did what it had to do early onโ€”score a goal and take any German hope away. Daoust controlled the puck in the German end, waited patiently, and then fired a perfect pass to Ashton Bell, who had a tap-in at 1:29 to open the scoring.

Two and a half minutes later, Canada doubled its lead thanks to a great pass from Sarah Fillier onto the stick of Spooner. She had a close-in chance and didnโ€™t miss, beating Franzisksa Albl with the shot to make it 2-0.

Then, late in the period, Brianne Jenner made it 3-0 when she got to a rebound in front shortly after a Canada power play had expired.

The exhausted Germans went downhill in the second, failing to record a shot in the period and doing precious little with two power-play opportunities. The Canadians, meanwhile, fired one high-octane line after another over the boards and continued to pepper Albl with great chances, but the goalie was sensational all the same.

Still, Canada made it 4-0 at 8:01 when the Germans failed to clear their zone and Spoonerโ€™s long shot eluded Albl.

Then, captain Marie-Philip Poulin, back in the lineup after missing a game from injury, converted a pass in front from Victoria Bach to make it 5-0.

Early in the third the Germans put themselves in a deeper hole when defender Lena Dรผsterhรถft took a five-minute major and automatic game misconduct for checking from behind. Poulin and Daoust teamed up on a great give-and-go to score the team’s first power-play goal of the tournament after going 0-15. Daoust finished the play after taking a great pass from Poulin in the slot. The goal was surrendered by Sandra Abstreiter, who replaced Albl to start the third and was making her Team Germany debut.

“It’s huge for us to get momentum on the power play,” said Spooner. “We’ve had lots of chances, and we’ve been working on it, but we’ve also not been allowing goals on our penalty kill, so hopefully the floodgates kind of open now for our PP.”

Fillier made it 7-0 at 13:34 of the third, swiping a loose puck into the empty side of the goal.

1st Period
01:29 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Bell (Daoust)
03:54 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Spooner (Fillier)
13:41 – ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช PEN – Wagner, high sticking
15:47 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Jenner (Daoust)

2nd Period
28:01 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Spooner (Shelton, Bell)
32:57 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – O’Neill, tripping
35:31 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Poulin (Bach)
37:30 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Clark, interference

3rd Period
40:31 – ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช PEN – Dรผsterhรถft, checking from behind major + game misconduct
43:10 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PP GOAL – Daoust (Poulin)
53:34 –
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Fillier (Spooner)
58:22 – ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช PEN – Delarbre, delay of game

W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Maschmeyer (3-3)
L: ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Albl (22-27), Abstreiter (23-25)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 13+14+25 = 52
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 2+0+1 = 3

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Ann-Renรฉe Desbiens, Emerance Maschmeyer. Defence: Erin Ambrose, Ashton Bell, Jaime Bourbonnais, Renata Fast, Jocelyne Larocque, Ella Shelton, Claire Thompson. Forwards: Victoria Bach, Emily Clark, Mรฉlodie Daoust, Sarah Fillier, Brianne Jenner (A), Rebecca Johnston, Sarah Nurse, Kristin O’Neill, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jamie Lee Rattray, Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Blayre Turnbull (A).
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Goaltenders: Sandra Abstreiter, Franziska Albl. Defence: Tabea Botthof, Lena Dรผsterhรถft, Tanja Eisenschmid (A), Katarina Jobst-Smith, Rebecca Orendorz, Anna Reich (A), Yvonne Rothemund. Forwards: Marie Delarbre, Nicola Eisenschmid, Katharina Hรคckelsmiller, Bernadette Karpf, Jule Schiefer, Kerstin Spielberger, Svenja Voigt, Theresa Wagner, Julia Zorn (C).

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C)
vs. GERMANY ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
current champion
(since 26 Aug 2021)
Last Title none
227 All-Time Wins
5 wins Head-To-Head
0 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. GER)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 17-0 FRGย ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย  โ€“ 21 Mar 1990 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Ottawaย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. GER)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 8-0 GERย ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชย โ€“ 05 Apr 2007 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Winnipegย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-1 USAย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย โ€“ 26 Aug 2021 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Calgaryย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 4-0 SUI ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ โ€“ 30 Aug 2021 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: 2021 Womenโ€™s World Championship
Photo Credit: 2021 Womenโ€™s World ChampionshipIIHFHHOFIOC



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