GAME STATS: CANADA 7, GERMANY 0
CALGARY, Alta. – Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont.) scored a pair of goals
as part of a three-point performance as Canada’s National Women’s Team
booked its place in the semifinals at the 2021 IIHF Women’s World
Championship with a 7-0 win over Germany in its Saturday quarterfinal.
The victory sends Canada into a semifinal showdown with Switzerland or the Czech Republic on
Monday (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT).
Ashton Bell (Deloraine, Man.), Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) and
Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont.) added a goal and an assist apiece, and
Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.) finished with a goal and two helpers to
pad her lead atop the tournament scoring race.
Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.) had the other goal for the Canadians, who
allowed just three shots on goal.
Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta.) earned her second shutout in as
Just as it did in its prelim finale against the United States on Thursday
night, Canada came flying out of the gate, taking a two-goal lead before
the game had reached the four-minute mark.
Bell was first just 89 seconds in, jumping in off the blue line and tapping
in a gorgeous feed from Daoust for her first goal with Canada’s National
Spooner made it 2-0 only 1:25 later, knocking in her own rebound after
rifling a wrist shot off the post, and Jenner beat Franziska Albl on
another second-chance opportunity late in the first period to send the
Canadians to the dressing up by three.
The second period was played almost exclusively in the German end, as
Canada held its European opposition without a shot in the frame. It’s the
10th time in tournament history the Canadians have achieved the feat.
Spooner got her second of the game eight minutes into the middle stanza,
wiring a shot past the glove of Albl from the top of the face-off circle.
Poulin put her name on the scoresheet after missing Thursday’s game,
hammering a one-timer past Albl off a pretty pass from Victoria Bach
(Milton, Ont.) to make it a five-goal game after 40 minutes.
The captain played a role in the sixth goal, playing give-and-go on the
power play before Daoust slammed a shot through Jennifer Harss, who
replaced Albl to begin the third period.
The goal was the first with the man advantage for the Canadians in the
tournament; they were 0-for-14 coming into the game.
Fillier capped the scoring with 6:26 left, cleaning up a loose puck at the
side of the German net.
Final shots on goal favoured the Canadians, 52-3. It’s the second-fewest
shots ever allowed by Canada at the women’s worlds; it gave up just two in
a 13-0 win over Kazakhstan in 2005.