Canada blanks Switzerland 5-0 at 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship

Emerance Maschmeyer (Megan Maher, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada has won its third game of the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Hockey Championship in Calgary. On Tuesday, Canada defeated Switzerland 5-0 at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

The Canadian team was led offensively by Canadian Olympic gold medalist Melodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Quebec, who had three points (one goal and two assists). It was also a strong game for Canadian Olympic gold medalist Natalie Spooner of Scarborough, Ontario, who had two goals. The other Canadian goal scorers were Emily Clark of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Jaime Bourbonnais of Mississauga, Ontario. Clark’s goal was not only the game-winning goal, but was also shorthanded.

This was the first Canadian shutout of the Women’s World Hockey Championship. Goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer of Bruderheim, Alberta made five saves in the first period, five saves in the second period, and two saves in the third period. Canada outshot Switzerland 63-12.

In fact, Switzerland has never scored against Canada in the history of the Women’s World Hockey Championship. In seven games, Canada has outscored Switzerland 61-0.

Next up for the Canadians is a battle against their archrivals, the United States on Thursday night. In the history of the Women’s World Hockey Championship, Canada has won gold 10 times, and the United States has won gold nine times.


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