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Women's Recap: Canada 4, Finland 2

Four players scored and Maschmeyer made 17 saves as Canada doubled up the Finns in the opener

November 11, 2021


HELSINKI, Finland – Canada’s National Women’s Team opened up its three-game series against Finland with a 4-2 win in front of 2,041 fans at Hartwall Arena on Thursday.

• Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.), Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.), Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man.) and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) scored for Canada.
• Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.) chipped in with a pair of assists.
• Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta.) turned aside 17 shots for the win.
Canada outshot Finland 44-19.

Next Game:
Canada vs. Finland – Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will air all three games from Finland; check local listings for details.

Following the games in Finland, Canada’s National Women’s Team returns to Canada for the first Canadian leg of the Rivalry Series. Canada and the United States will play Nov. 21 in Kingston, Ont., followed by a game Nov. 23 in Ottawa.

Quotes :
“It was a sloppy first period, just trying to get our legs under us. It was good; [we] stuck with it and found a way to get some offence going in the second period. The third period was a little bit shaky, a lot of time with their goalie pulled and we needed to find a way to put [the puck in the net] but didn’t.”

“A lot of times I don’t mind us taking a few penalties because a lot of times they are physical penalties. Tonight, I didn’t necessarily like them – a lot of reaching, a lot of stick calls, but the penalty kill did a good job being aggressive and I thought later in the game, we started to make plays off our kill, so that was good to see.”
- Head coach Troy Ryan on the team’s performance

“It felt great. I think anyone who has gone through an injury or missed time from the game can relate to how difficult it is not being able to play. I’m really lucky and thankful to have such a great support system from the medical staff who have helped me, our coaches, my family and friends and, of course, my teammates, who have all made the last two months bearable and made tonight fun for me.”
- Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, N.S.) on returning to the game since the world championship

“I think I was behind the net, it was a nice rim down low from Blayre Turnbull. I was just able to catch the goalie off guard and it came off as a wraparound, off the defenceman’s skates and went in.”
- Daoust on her game-winning goal

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For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 


Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567


Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738


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