Team Canada has improved to a record of two wins and zero losses at the 2023 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Hockey Championship in Brampton, Ontario. On Friday, Canada beat Czechia 5-1 at the CAA Centre.
It was a significant game for Canadian Olympic gold medallist Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton, Nova Scotia. The gold medallist from the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing had one goal and three assists for four points.
Turnbull was one of four Canadians with a multi-point game. She was joined by fellow Canadian Olympic gold medalists Marie-Philip Poulin of Beauceville, Quebec, Brianne Jenner of Oakville, Ontario and Jocelyne Larocque of Ste. Anne, Manitoba. Poulin scored twice and now has 101 international goals for Canada. Jenner and Larocque had two assists each. Poulin won a gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Jenner and Larocque won a gold medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
The other two Canadian goal scorers were Canadian Olympic gold medalists Laura Stacey of Mississauga, Ontario and Renata Fast of Hamilton, Ontario. Stacey and Fast won a gold medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
Canada is in a first place tie in Group A with the United States. The Americans beat Switzerland 9-1 on Friday. Canada will next play Japan on Saturday evening.