CANADA BLANKS GERMANS AT WOMEN’S WORLDS

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Blayre Turnbull opened and closed the scoring, Brianne Jenner had a goal and an assist and Canada moved into the semifinals at women’s worlds with a 5-0 win over Germany. © Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images

Canada’s National Women’s Team made it five shutout wins in as many tries against Germany at the IIHF Women’s World Championship, posting a 5-0 quarter-final victory Thursday to book its ticket to the semifinals.

Next game:

Saturday, April 13 vs. the winner between Finland and the Czech Republic (semifinals, Time TBD)

 

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast all of Canada’s games at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship; check local listings for all broadcast times.

 

Quotes:

“These are hard games to play. Germany defended so it’s hard to get transition chances and everything you create, you have to create in the offensive zone or on special teams. I thought the way we played after the first period was good and we got lots of shots with traffic. [Jennifer Harss] is a good goalie and if you don’t get traffic in front of her she’s going to stop pucks. She did her job and we did enough to find ways to score and come out with the win.”

– Team Canada head coach Perry Pearn (Stettler, Alta.)

 

“These games are a big grind, and for us to stick to our habits and do the little things right, eventually it will pay off. A team like Germany, they like to clog the middle, so we need to penetrate inside, get pucks on net and sometimes score dirty goals and that’s what we were able to do.”

Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.) on overcoming the team’s slow start

 

I think we are on the right track but we have to find a way to play a full 60 minutes. We can’t come out flat like we did in this quarter-final and we all learned our lesson. Our coaches weren’t happy after the first [period] and we really turned it around in the second and third. We understand the importance of having a great start and that’s what we’re going to do against our next opponent.”

Turnbull on trying to be better each game