IIHF: HARSS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FALLS SHORT

Ottawa, ON – Quarterfinals of the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship began with group A’s third place Finland taking on Group B’s second place Germany. Germany had the highest scoring efficiency going into today’s game despite having the second lowest total shots on goal. Their shot production struggles continued verses the Fins only being able to put 13 shots at Finnish goalie Meeri Raisanen. So it was up to team Germany’s goalie, Jennifer Harss to bail the team out and she put on a stellar performance turning aside 41 of 42 shots only allowing one goal on a shot #21 Michelle Karvinen when she broken in passed the defence and from the top of the crease put it up over Harss. She was named player of the game for Germany in the 1-0 loss to Finland and received a loud standing ovation from the crowd.

Harss spoke about her team after the loss. ”I think it was a good game. We lost 1-0, it was a close game, which is disappointing. Being here is a huge success for us, but once you get this far, you want more our number one goal was to stay in the top division. We have reached that goal. We are disappointed with the result but happy with our achievement.”