Canada takes second straight title and 12th gold medal
HERNING, Denmark –
The Canada women’s national team finished 12the Gold medal at the IIHF Women’s World Championship on Sunday night, after a hard-fought game, they won 2-1 against the United States.
Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ontario/PWHPA)
broke the ice at 9:30 in the second period, ending the passing game Marie Philip Poulin (Beauceville, QC/PWHPA) and D’Ella Shelton (Ingersoll, Ontario/PWHPA) to let oneself take the lead. The goal took Jenner to 100 international career points, level on points with Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Gillian Apps at 13e All-time rank in the Canada women’s national team. jennifer scored his second goal of the game just 1:24 later to extend Canada’s lead to 2-0.
Abby Roque used a US power play late in the second round to outsmart her Ann-Renee Desbiens (Clermont, QC/PWHPA), After 40 minutes, the gap was reduced to 2: 1. In the third period, both teams exchanged scoring chances. The USA drew goalkeeper Nicole Hensley just over two and a half minutes from time, but Desbiens resisted every attack from the opposition to give Canada the 2-1.
“It’s always good to score the first goal,” Jenner said. We were convinced that we would find a way to win. It felt good to open the brand, our energy levels went up afterwards. I think we were at our best in the second half. This is where we really set the tone for the game. It’s an extraordinary feeling. Of our three gold medal wins (including those at the 2021 Women’s World Championships and the Beijing Winter Olympics), this was arguably the toughest. The Americans were hungry and winning three finals in a row isn’t easy. We know that next April it will be even more difficult to defend our title, but that’s not the motivation that’s missing in the group. Each of us is willing to do anything for this team. Still, it was great to find a way to win. »
After the gold medal game
Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, ON/Princeton University, ECAC)
was named to the Media All-Star Team.
The full match report and recap are posted on HockeyCanada.ca.
“This victory feels good,” emphasizes the head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, NS). You found a new way to win tonight. I slipped a word to a few players, it’s the kind of performance to remember and draw inspiration from later in similar circumstances. When things aren’t going as well as you’d like, all you have to do is think back to a game like this to remind yourself that it’s okay. We can play differently, but always with intensity, also with a little more courage. It’s an added background for this team, an experience that might come in handy one day. »
The Canadians finished second in Group A with a 3-0-0-1 record after defeating Finland, Japan and Switzerland before losing to the USA in the last game before the playoffs. With a 3-0 win over Sweden in the quarter-finals and an 8-1 win over Switzerland in the semi-finals, the team secured their place in the final.
Canada has won 12 gold medals (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2021 and 2022) and eight silver medals (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016) and ) and bronze (2019) at the IIHF Women’s World Championship.
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