Canada Rolls Over Sweden 

Canada's Women's Olympic hockey team completed the preliminary round of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games with a perfect 3-0 record after a convincing 11-0 victory over Sweden.

Canada got off to a slow star, but exploded for four goals in the second period and six more in the third to earn the victory. Jayna Hefford lead the attack for Canada, scoring her first goal of the tournament and adding three assists. Jennifer Botterill was also hot, scoring a pair of goals and adding an assist.

Kim St-Pierre recorded the win in goal for Canada, notching her second consecutive shutout at the 2002 games. This time she did have more work, as Canada surrendered 22 shots on goal - 5 more than the previous 2 games combined.. It was St-Pierre's 31st national team victory.

The win set up a Canada-Finland showdown with the winner going to the gold medal game while the Swedes played the Americans. Realistically the games continued to formalities, as it would have been an enormous shock to see any other nation than Canada or the US in the gold medal final


Game Summary

 
Box Score Canada

1

4

6

11

  Sweden

0

0

0

0

First Period

Goals :
CAN - BOTTERILL, Jennifer (SHEWCHUK, Tammy Lee / BECHARD, Kelly) 10:26  

Penalties :
CAN - DUPUIS, Lori 2 min./07:19/HO-ST

Second Period

Goals:
CAN - PIPER, Cherie    26:01
CAN - BOTTERILL, Jennifer (HEANEY, Geraldine / HEFFORD, Jayna) 29:12 PP1
CAN - WICKENHEISER, Hayley (CAMPBELL, Cassie / GOYETTE, Danielle) 32:06
CAN - CAMPBELL, Cassie (GOYETTE, Danielle) 37:18

Penalties:
SWE - ROTH, Maria 2 min. /22:37 /CROSS
SWE - ROTH, Maria 2 min. /27:18/CROSS
SWE - JANSSON, Nanna 2 min./32:41 /KNEE

Third Period

Goals :
CAN - OUELLETTE, Caroline     42:42
CAN - HEFFORD, Jayna (DUPUIS, Lori)   43:05
CAN - DUPUIS, Lori     46:52
CAN - SUNOHARA, Vicky (HEFFORD, Jayna)   55:21
CAN - ANTAL, Dana (BOTTERILL, Jennifer / BRISSON, Therese) 59:37
CAN - CHARTRAND, Isabelle (HEFFORD, Jayna / OUELETTE, Caroline) 59:54

Penalties :
CAN - BRISSON, Therese 2 min. 53:26 /HO-ST
SWE - 2 min. 54:48/TOO-M
SWE - AHLEN, Annica 2 min. 56:26/TRIP
SWE - ANDERSSON, Gunilla 10 min. 57:37/MISC
SWE - ROTH, Maria 2 min. 58:47 /CROSS

Goaltenders Canada -ST-PIERRE, Kim
  Sweden -AHLEN, Annica

   

First

Second

Third

Final

Shots on Goal by Canada

19

18

33

70

  Sweden

6

10

6

22


Officials Referee

- HIRVONEN, Anu

  Linesmen
- KIRSCHNER, Tina
- KONSTANTINOVA, Marina

Attendance -6,306