Her Canadian teammates, including fellow players from Newfoundland and Labrador (from left) Chloe Tinkler (3) of Wabush, Amanda Kean (93) of St. Anthony and Dawn Tulk (14) of Port Saunders, applaud as assistant captain Kristen Cooze (7) of Kippens is announced as Canada’s player of the game after a 2-1 win over Slovakia Tuesday at the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation’s 2017 world women’s championship in Pardubice, Czech Republic.
This after Team Canada, with five players from Newfoundland and Labrador on the roster, defeated Slovakia 2-1.
It was the first regulation-loss of the tourney for the Slovakians.
Defender Kristen Cooze, one of the Newfoundlanders, had an assist on Canada’s winning goal and was named her team's player of the game.
Chloe Tinkler of Wabush, Amanda Kean of St. Anthony, Dawn Tulk of Port Saunders and April Drake of St. John’s are also on the Canadian team.
Canada (4-1-0) finished first in its pool and will face the American Friday.
In the world men’s championship, also being held in Pardubice, Canada (2-1-1) will face Switzerland in a quarter-final game today. The Canadian men’s roster features seven players from Newfoundland, while Ian Moores of Bay Roberts is the team’s head coach.