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U18WWC Recap: Canada 7, Slovakia 0

Seven different skaters scored their first goal to help Canada advance to the semifinals

June 11, 2022


 MADISON, Wisconsin – Seven different skaters scored as Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team advanced to the semifinals at the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship with a convincing 7-0 victory over Slovakia in the quarterfinals on Friday.

  • Madison Chantler (London, Ont./London, OWHA U22 Elite), Mckenna Van Gelder (Etobicoke, Ont./Etobicoke, OWHA U22 Elite), Alyssa Regalado (Mississauga, Ont./Etobicoke, OWHA U22 Elite), Karel Préfontaine (Gatineau, Que./Stanstead College, JWHL) and Ava Murphy (Kitchener, Ont./Oakville, OWHA U22 Elite) had one goal and an assist each, recording their first international goals and assists.
  • Jordan Baxter (Coquitlam, B.C./Delta Hockey Academy, CSSHL) and Emmalee Pais (London, Ont./London, OWHA U22 Elite) rounded out the scoring with their first international goals.
  • Sarah MacEachern (Cornwall, P.E.I./Etobicoke, OWHA U22 Elite) chipped in with three assists.
  • Jade Iginla (Lake Country, B.C./RHA Kelowna, CSSHL), Sara Swiderski (Langley, B.C./RHA Kelowna, CSSHL), Piper Grober (Toronto, Ont./Durham West, OWHA U22 Elite) and Alexia Aubin (Lévis, Que./Stanstead College, JWHL) recorded one assist apiece.
  • Mari Pietersen (Goodwood, Ont./Etobicoke, OWHA U22 Elite) made five saves to record her first international shutout.
  • Canada outshot Slovakia 65-5.

Next Game:
Canada vs. Finland (semifinals) – Sunday, June 12 (3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT)

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast both semifinals, as well as the bronze and gold medal games; check local listings for details.


“I really liked our team’s energy. They were excited to play. It is really important to get back on the ice after a loss like last night against the [United States] and play a strong game. We are excited for the opportunity to play [Finland] again. We started out the tournament with some nerves, but I think we will come out more loose knowing what to expect.”

-         Assistant coach Vicky Sunohara (Scarborough, Ont./University of Toronto, OUA) on her team’s effort and the opportunity to play Finland in the semifinals

Coach Howie [Draper] told us what we needed to do. We did not want to focus on winning the game [as a whole], but rather what we were going to do each period to get the victory. I think we stuck to the game plan and that is why we came out with consistency. We are hungry and we are ready for [Finland].

-         Murphy on her coach’s message before the game and the rematch against Finland

“I am just going to keep shooting and taking the amazing passes from my teammates to get scoring opportunities. Last game we were a little flat-footed, but we were moving our feet well today. I think we have more confidence as a team now. We moved the puck a lot better [today] and we were hungry, and everyone wants to win.”

-         Swiderski on getting on the scoresheet and the team’s confidence moving forward

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For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

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