Canadian team nearly shuts out Russia in IIHF women's world championship game
April 11, 2012
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) women's world championship competition is in full swing, and Canada's team recently bested Russia at the Gutterson Fieldhouse in Vermont. With a final score of 14 to one, the Canadian team re-established their reputation after a jarring 9-0 loss against the U.S. earlier this week. The National Post reports this victory puts Canada in line for the semi-finals if Finland loses to the U.S. on Friday.
"It was good for our group to score some goals and get some confidence offensively," Canadian captain Hayley Wickenheiser told the news source. "I think we turned a corner. We scored 14 goals and some of them weren't pretty, but they went in and you build on this."
Wickenheiser scored three goals herself, and had the assist on two other successful shots. She was one of 10 players to score against Russia, and the team had an impressive 41 shots on goal. The Vancouver Sun reports the Russian team chose to bench their number one goalie, Anna Prugova, which could be why the score was so one-sided.
Those who want to find out if the Canadian women's hockey team makes it to the semi-finals can make calls to Canada and get the latest updates from the friends.