Team Canada has improved to a record of three wins and zero losses at the 2023 Women’s World Hockey Championship in Brampton, Ontario. On Saturday, Canada beat Japan 5-0.
The Canadian team had a shutout from Canadian Olympic gold medalist Emerance Maschmeyer of Bruderheim, Alberta. Maschmeyer made 11 saves for the shutout. She made one save in the first period, four saves in the second period, and six saves in the third period.
Offensively, Canadian Olympic gold medallist Sarah Fillier of Georgetown, Ontario led Canada in scoring with three points (two goals and one assist for three points). Canadian Olympic gold medalist Sarah Nurse of Hamilton, Ontario had one goal and one assist for two points. The other goals came from Brianne Jenner of Oakville, Ontario and Natalie Spooner of Scarborough, Ontario. Two more Canadian Olympic gold medalists had a multi-point game as Erin Ambrose of Keswick, Ontario, and Marie-Philip Poulin of Beauceville, Quebec had two assists each.
Poulin won a gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Spooner and Jenner won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Fillier, Maschmeyer, Nurse, and Ambrose won a gold medal for Canada at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Canada next plays the United States on Monday.