IHLC Results – 🇨🇦 Canada 4-2 Finland 🇫🇮 – 11 Nov 2021


🇨🇦 Canada 4-2 Finland 🇫🇮
Exhibition Game
Hartwall Arena, Helsinki 🇫🇮
Thursday, 11 November 2021

Mélodie Daoust scored the winning goal as Canada downed host Finland 4-2 in a women’s hockey game Thursday.

Victoria Bach, Marie-Philip Poulin and Jocelyne Larocque also scored for Canada, while Rebecca Johnston had two assists.

Petra Nieminen and Elisa Hopolainen scored for Finland.

Emerance Maschmeyer stopped 19 shots for Canada, while a busy Meeri Räisänen made 40 saves for Finland.

The two teams will face off for games Saturday and Sunday in Turku, Finland.

Canada’s three-game series in Finland is part of its preparation for February’s Winter Olympics in Beijing, and also the national team’s first games outside North America since the 2019 World Championship in Espoo, Finland.

Twenty-nine women have been centralized in Calgary since July. The 23-player Olympic roster is expected to be announced in late December.

Canada fell 3-2 in a shootout to the United States in the gold-medal game of the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Finns took the bronze medal.

Daoust of Valleyfield, Québec, was Canada’s points leader in August’s women’s world hockey championship in Calgary with six goals and six assists in seven games.

The 29-year-old was named MVP of the tournament, which Canada won with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Americans in the final. Finland won the bronze medal.

After returning from Finland, the Canadian women resume a Rivalry Series with the U.S. on 21 November in Kingston, Ontario.

Canada won the first two of nine games by scores of 3-1 and 3-2.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
06:49 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Tuominen, tripping
09:33 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Turnbull, body checking
09:53 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Thompson, holding
14:32 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Bach (Saulnier, Maltais)

2nd Period
21:58 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Tapani, slashing
23:06 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Tuominen, body checking
26:24 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Gosling, interference
28:19 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Poulin, slashing
33:19 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Poulin (Jenner, Clark)
36:51 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Nieminen
37:49 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Daoust (Turnbull, Johnston)
39:22 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Liikala, hooking

3rd Period
42:10 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Larocque (Johnston, Stacey)
48:04 – 🇫🇮 GOAL – Holopainen (Hiirikoski)
49:42 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Jenner, slashing
53:14 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Daoust, tripping

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇨🇦 Maschmeyer (17-19)
L: 🇫🇮 Räisänen (40-44)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇨🇦 11+25+8 = 44
🇫🇮 8+3+8 = 19

ROSTERS
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Kristen Campbell, Emerance Maschmeyer. Defence: Erin Ambrose, Jaime Bourbonnais, Renata Fast, Julia Gosling, Micah Hart, Jocelyne Larocque (A), Claire Thompson. Forwards: Victoria Bach, Ashton Bell, Emily Clark, Mélodie Daoust, Jessie Eldridge, Sarah Fillier, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Emma Maltais, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jillian Saulnier, Laura Stacey, Blayre Turnbull (A).
🇫🇮 Goaltenders: Meeri Räisänen, Eveliina Suonpää. Defence: Jenni Hiirikoski (C), Aino Karppinen, Oona Koukkula, Nelli Laitinen, Sanni Rantala, Minnamari Tuominen, Ella Viitasuo. Forwards: Sanni Hakala, Elisa Holopainen, Michelle Karvinen (A), Julia Liikala, Petra Nieminen (A), Tanja Niskanen, Jenna Pirttijärvi, Emmi Rakkolainen, Sofianna Sundelin, Susanna Tapani, Noora Tulus, Viivi Vainikka, Sanni Vanhanen, Kiira Yrjänen.

🇨🇦 CANADA (C)
vs. FINLAND 🇫🇮
current champion
(since 26 Aug 2021)
Last Title 09 Nov 2011
232 All-Time Wins
4
48 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 4-1 FIN 🇫🇮 – 13 Feb 2018 – OG – Gangneung 🇰🇷
Last IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 3-2 USA 🇺🇸 – 25 Oct 2021 – RS – Hartford 🇺🇸
Next IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 8-0 FIN 🇫🇮 – 13 Nov 2021 – EX – Turku 🇫🇮

Article Credit: TSN
Photo Credit: Hockey Canada – IIHFHHOFIOC

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