by PuckStopsHere on 09/07/09 at 04:54 PM ET
The medal round of the Women’s Canada Cup has been played in Vancouver, British Columbia this weekend. For preliminary round results look here.
In the semi-finals, USA met Finland and Canada met Sweden. Here are the results:
USA 4 Finland 0 This was a re-match of the only preliminary round game that USA lost. This time they had a better game. Meghan Duggan scored a hat trick for the US team, with Gigi Marvin assisting on each of the goals. Jocelyne Lamoureux added the other US goal. Jessie Vetter stopped 19 Finland shots for a shutout. Noora Ratty was in goal for Finland.
Canada 7 Sweden 2 The outcome of this game was never really in question. Canada took a 6-0 lead into the dressing room at the end of the second period. Emotions got a little out of control and a couple near brawls occurred. In the third period, Sweden managed to get on the scoreboard but it was too little too late. Hayley Wickenheiser and Sarah Vaillancourt each scored two goals for Canada. Kim St Pierre was the winning Canadian goalie. Isabelle Jordansson and Danileja Rundqvist scored the Swedish goals. Sara Grahn was in goal for the losing Swedish effort.
Bronze - 4th Game: Finland 1 Sweden 0 Good goaltending was the story of the game. Kim Martin of Sweden faced 40 shots and stopped all but a second period power play drive by Jenni Hiirikoski. Noora Ratty stopped 23 shots for the shutout for Finland. This gave Finland the bronze medal.
Gold - Silver Game: USA 2 Canada 1 Monique Lamoureux scored midway through the first period to open the score. Canada replied in the closing minute of the first with a goal by Meghan Agosta. The game remained tied until early in the third period when US Captain Natalie Darwitz scored the game winner. Jessie Vetter stopped 34 of 35 Canada shots for the win. Kim St Pierre stopped 27 of 29 US shots to get the loss. USA wins the 2009 Women’s Hockey Canada Cup.
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