Russia Improving, But Not Good Enough

Canada notched its second consecutive 7-0 victory in the 2002 Olympics, this time buy downing Russia. The victory clinched a berth in the medal round, although that was all but a formality as no nation is yet ready to challenge Canada or the United States in women's hockey.

The world's top female player led the way, as Hayley Wickenheiser opened the scoring and then set up two goals by linemate Danielle Goyette.

Dana Antal, Cherie Piper, Jennifer Botterill and Isabelle Chartrand scored the other goals for Canada.

To illustrate how lopsided the game was, Canada outshot Russia 60-6. Goaltender Sami Jo Small did not face a real shot until Ekaterina Pachkevich's slapshot from the high slot at 12:08 of the second period. In the first two games, the Canadians outshot their opposition 126-17.

The game marked a milestone for Canadian veteran defenseman Therese Brisson who played her 100th international game.


Game Summary
Box Score Canada

2

4

3

7

  Russia

0

0

0

0

First Period

Goals:
CAN WICKENHEISER, Hayley 11:37  
CAN GOYETTE, Danielle (WICKENHEISER, Hayley) 18:00

Penalties :
CAN BOTTERILL, Jennifer  2 min.  05:44 HI-ST

Second Period

Goals:
CAN ANTAL, Dana (OUELLETTE, Caroline / HEANEY, Geraldine) 20:31
CAN PIPER, Cherie (OUELLETTE, Caroline / BOTTERILL, Jennifer) 29:14

Penalties :
RUS TSAREVA, Tatiana   2 min.  27:03  CHE-B
RUS TSAREVA, Tatiana  10 min.   27:03  CHE-B
CAN ANTAL, Dana  2 min.  30:00  HI-ST
RUS TRETYAKOVA, Oxana  2 min.  33:24   HOOK

Third Period

Goals
CAN BOTTERILL, Jennifer (SUNOHARA, Vicky / BRISSON, Therese) 47:48 PP1
CAN CHARTRAND, Isabelle 58:12 EQ
CAN GOYETTE, Danielle (WICKENHEISER, Hayley) 58:50

Penalties:
RUS SMOLENTSEVA, Ekaterina 2 min. 45:52 HOOK
RUS SMOLENTSEVA, Ekaterina 2 min. 55:23 BD-CK
Goaltenders Canada - SMALL, Sami Jo
  Russia - GASHENNIKOVA, Irina

   

First

Second

Third

Final

Shots on Goal by Canada

14

19

27

60

  Russia

1

3

2

6


Officials Referee

- HIRVONEN, Anu

  Linesmen
- MACKENZIE, Megan
- SUBAN, Johanna
  Goal Judge
- GREEN, Bill
- LORDS, Harry

Attendance 8,213