Port Moody’s Jenna Buglioni set up the game-winning goal in Canada’s 3-2 overtime victory over Russia Friday at the IIHF U18 women’s world hockey championship in Bratislava, Slovakia.
It was Canada’s second win in the tournament after it beat Finland 4-1 in Thursday’s opener. Buglioni also earned an assist in that game.
Against Russia, the Canadians opened up a 2-0 lead before Russia battled back with two goals late in the third period to send the game into overtime.
But three minutes into the extra frame, Buglioni was able to send a cross-ice pass to teammate Nicole Gosling, who put the puck past Russian goalie Anna Alpatova.
“I came right off the bench and decided I would go for it,” Gosling said of her game winning goal. “I just managed to see the opening and knew that I had to get into the rush.”
Ann-Frederik Naud and Maya Labad scored the other goals for Canada, which outshot the Russians, 36-19.
Canada’s next game in the tournament is Sunday, against the U.S.