Canada ties national women's Rivalry Series with win over U.S. – TSN
TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Que. — Circle Wednesday on the calendar if you enjoy do-or-die showdowns between acrimonious rivals.
After dropping the first three games of the seven-game national women’s Rivalry Series to the United States, Canada has bounced back with three consecutive wins, including Monday night’s 5-1 victory at the sold-out Colisee Videotron.
The seventh and deciding game will be played Wednesday at Place Bell in Laval, Que.
Sarah Nurse opened the scoring for Canada on Family Day with a goal at 3:06 of the first period, with Brianne Jenner and Rebecca Johnston drawing assists.
Johnston, who has dominated the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association this season with 17 points in 11 games, returned to the Canadian lineup on Monday.
Eighteen seconds later Laura Stacey scored to give Canada a 2-0 lead. Emily Clark earned an assist.
In the third period Claire Thompson put Canada up 3-0 at 10:21, then Brianne Jenner (16:28) and Marie-Philip Poulin (18:55) scored empty-net goals to seal the deal for Canada.
With the late goal, Poulin became the fifth player to record 200 Team Canada points, joining Hayley Wickenheiser, Jayna Hefford, Caroline Ouellette and Danielle Goyette. She just needs three more goals to become the fourth player to score 100 times.
Canadian netminder Ann-Renee Desbiens stopped 14 of 15 shots for the win. Aerin Frankel stopped 27 of 32 shots in the U.S. net.
SERIES RECAP: The U.S. won Game 1 in Kelowna, B.C. on Nov. 15 (2022), 4-3 in a shootout; the U.S. won Game 2 in Kamloops, B.C. on Nov. 17 (2022) 2-1; the U.S. won Game 3 in Seattle, Wash., on Nov. 20 (2022) 4-2; Canada won Game 4 in Henderson, Nev., on Dec. 15 (2022) 3-2; Canada won Game 5 in Los Angeles, Calif., on Dec. 19 (2022) 3-2 in overtime.
BRAMPTON WELCOMES WORLD
The IIHF women’s world hockey championship is returning to Ontario for the first time since 2013 when Brampton plays host April 5-16.
It will be the fifth time Ontario hosts the worlds — Ottawa did it in 1990 and 2013, Kitchener hosted in 1997, and Mississauga rolled out the welcome mat in 2000.
CAPTAIN SKIPS TRIP
Veteran U.S. captain Kendall Coyne Schofield, who had a goal and three assists in the first five games of the Rivalry Series, did not join her teammates for the games in Quebec.
Canadian captain Marie-Philip Poulin was honoured Monday night for winning the Northern Star Award (Canadian Athlete of the Year) and The Canadian Press Female Athlete of the Year award.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 20, 2023.
Bruins F Greer suspended one game for cross-checking Habs F Hoffman – TSN
Boston Bruins forward AJ Greer has been suspended one game by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for cross-checking Montreal Canadiens winger Mike Hoffman on Thursday night.
Boston’s A.J. Greer has been suspended for one game for Cross-checking Montreal’s Mike Hoffman. https://t.co/SZkcAlo8qk
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 24, 2023
The incident occurred in the first period of Thursday’s 4-2 Bruins win over the Canadiens when the two players were battling prior to a faceoff, which resulted in Greer cross-checking Hoffman in the face.
Greer received a five-minute major for cross-checking and a game misconduct, while Hoffman briefly left the game with an injury but returned in the second period.
Greer, 26, has five goals and 11 points in 52 games this season.
Play-off field complete at LGT World Women's Championship – worldcurling.org
The play-off field is set at the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2023, taking place from 18–26 March in the Göransson Arena.
Switzerland women completed their round-robin campaign unbeaten (12-0), secured first place in the rankings and a spot in Saturday’s semi-finals.
Norway finished second in the rankings with an 8-4 win-loss record, and they also secured a direct place in the semi-finals.
Canada are ranked third (7-5) and will play sixth-ranked Japan (7-5) in one qualification game. Fourth-ranked Italy (7-5) and fifth-placed hosts Sweden (7-5) will play in the other qualification game.
Both qualification games will take place on Saturday 25 March at 10:00 and the winners of these games earn a place in the semi-finals.
Switzerland will play the winner of the Italy vs Sweden game in one semi-final, while Norway will meet the winner of the Canada vs Japan game in the other semi-final.
Both semi-finals will take place on Saturday at 16:00.
The winners of the semi-finals will play for gold medals and the world title on Sunday 26 March at 15:00. The losers of the semi-finals will play for bronze medals earlier that day, at 10:00.
All times are CET (Central European Time) which is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) +1 hour, except for 26 March, when times are CEST (Central European Summer Time) which is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) +2 hours.
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Canada narrowly qualifies for playoffs at women's curling worlds despite late loss – CBC.ca
Canada’s Kerri Einarson closed her round-robin schedule with an 11-5 loss to Denmark’s Madeleine Dupont on Friday but still managed to secure a playoff berth at the women’s world curling championship in Sandviken, Sweden.
Her Manitoba-based rink of Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Harris, which defeated Turkey’s Dilsat Yildiz 10-4 earlier in the day, finished in third place at 7-5 and will face sixth-place Japan (7-5) on Saturday in a qualification match at the Goransson Arena.
The top six teams advanced to the playoffs, with three-time defending champion Switzerland (12-0) and Norway (8-4) getting byes to the semifinals as the top two teams.
Canada fell to Japan 6-5 in round-robin play on Thursday.
Sweden (7-5) and Italy (7-5) meet in the other qualification game.
After conceding to Denmark after eight ends, Canada locked up a spot in a qualification game a short time later when American Tabitha Peterson dropped a 10-6 decision to South Korea’s Seungyoun Ha.
“We were going to have some anxious moments here waiting, but we knew there were a lot of scenarios here where we still make it through,” Birchard said.
The Americans missed the cut at 6-6.
Qualification games and semifinals were scheduled for Saturday and medal games were on tap Sunday.
Einarson won bronze at last year’s world playdowns in Prince George, B.C. Canada hasn’t won gold at this competition since 2018 when Jennifer Jones was victorious in North Bay, Ont.
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