Canadian women stay perfect at U18


CALGARY — Canadian goaltender Amanda Mazzotta insists she wasn’t bored during Canada’s latest romp at the inaugural world women’s under-18 hockey championship, despite the lack of action in her end.

Brianne Jenner scored twice and added an assist as Canada defeated Germany 10-1 Tuesday to improve to 2-0 at the tournament. Canada defeat the Czech Republic 11-2 in its opening game Monday.

Canada outshot Germany 54-9 Tuesday, which meant London, Ont., native Mazzotta didn’t have much to do in her first start of the tournament.

"It’s never boring because you are watching great hockey in front of you," Mazzotta said. "But you’ve just got to stay focused and kind of run situations through your mind like if the puck were to flip out I’m going to be on top of my crease, I’m going to be ready."

Despite the two blowouts to start the tournament Jenner says the Canadians will be focused when they face tougher competition.

"Before each game we are setting goals for ourselves that will prepare us for when we get up to some of the tougher competition, like the U.S., that we are hoping to face," she said. "We have a mental skills coach and that’s one of the things we are working on, continuing to set goals for ourselves and work towards them."

Tara Watchorn scored twice and recorded three points for Canada, Marie-Philip Poulin scored once and set up two others, Camille Dumais scored once and had three points, Catherine White scored a short-handed goal, while Carolyne Prevost, Bailey Bram and Chelsea Karpenko rounded out the scoring.

Maike Hanke had Germany’s lone goal, while netminding duties were shared by Julia Zorn and Janine Steeger who faced a barrage of Canadian shots.

"I think we are just really working well as a team," Jenner said. "We are sticking to our game plan and I think we progressed as the game went on, we really stuck to what our coaches are trying to get us to do."

Jenner opened the scoring 4:20 into the first period on the power-play by capitalizing on a German giveaway and firing the puck through Zorn’s pads.

Watchorn scored Canada’s second goal, also on the power-play, when she skated in from the right point and fired a shot top corner over the German goalie’s glove.

Canada’s third goal came early in the second period when a weak shot by Karpenko found its way between Zorn’s pads.

Prevost added to the lead with a hard snap shot from the right slot that found the top corner at the 4:10 mark of the second period.

Germany broke the shutout when Hanke scored on a rebound at 9:36 of the second period after a kick save by Mazzotta.

Canada dominated the penalty filled game by converting four of 16 power-play chances. Watchorn closed out the scoring at the 14:48 mark of the third period with a goal assisted by Poulin and Natalie Spooner.

In other action Tuesday, Sweden blanked Russia 14-0, the United States outclassed Switzerland 11-0, and the Czech Republic defeated Finland 5-3.

Canada will round out the preliminary round Wednesday night against Finland at Father David Bauer Arena.

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