IHLC Results – Canada 4-3 United States (OT) – Apr. 6, 1997

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🇨🇦 Canada 4-3 United States 🇺🇸 (OT)
Women’s World Championship Gold Medal Game
Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener 🇨🇦
Sunday, April 6, 1997

BOXSCORE
1st Period
04:35 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Sunohara, high sticking
05:31 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Wickenheiser, interference
12:57 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Schuler, cross checking
17:32 – 🇺🇸 PEN – O’Leary, hooking
18:14 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Mounsey, body checking
19:36 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Drolet (Wilson, Diduck)

2nd Period
27:15 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Blahoski (Baker, King)

28:39 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Ruggiero, interference
29:21 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – James (Campbell, Wickenheiser)
32:23 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Campbell, cross checking
34:14 – 🇺🇸 PP GOAL – O’Sullivan (Granato, Mounsey)
36:17 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Fahey, cross checking
39:29 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Campbell, body checking
40:00 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Granato, cross checking

3rd Period
40:11 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Drolet (Hefford, Heaney)
42:26 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – King (Granato, Blahoski)
45:13 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Hefford, tripping
46:35 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Bye, hooking

Overtime
62:09 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Wickenheiser, slashing
66:04 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Ruggiero, interference
67:07 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Movsessian, boarding
72:59 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Drolet (Wickenheiser, Campbell)

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇨🇦 Reddon (24-27)
L: 🇺🇸 Whitten (28-32)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇨🇦 12+7+7+6 = 32
🇺🇸 4+11+7+5 = 27

ROSTERS
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Danielle Dubé, Lesley Reddon. Defence: Thérèse Brisson, Cassie Campbell, Judy Diduck, Rebecca Fahey, Geraldine Heaney, Fiona Smith. Forwards: Nancy Deschamps, Nancy Drolet, Lori Dupuis, Danielle Goyette, Jayna Hefford, Angela James, Luce Letendre, Karen Nystrom, Laura Schuler, France St-Louis, Vicky Sunohara, Hayley Wickenheiser, Stacy Wilson.
🇺🇸 Goaltenders: Sarah Tueting, Erin Whitten. Defence: Chris Bailey, Colleen Coyne, Tara Mounsey, Vicki Movsessian, Kelly O’Leary, Angela Ruggiero. Forwards: Laurie Baker, Alana Blahoski, Lisa Brown, Karyn Bye, Tricia Dunn, Barb Gordon, Cammi Granato, Katie King, Shelley Looney, Allison Mleczko, Stephanie O’Sullivan, Gretchen Ulion, Sandra Whyte.

🇨🇦 CANADA (C) vs. UNITED STATES 🇺🇸
current champion
(since 10/27/1996)
Last Title 10/27/1996
41 All-Time Wins
5
11 wins Head-To-Head
4 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
🇨🇦 CAN 2-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 04/21/1987 – WWT – North York 🇨🇦
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
🇨🇦 CAN 1-0 USA 🇺🇸 – 10/27/1996 – TNC – Ottawa 🇨🇦 🏅
Last IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 2-1 FIN 🇫🇮 – 04/05/1997 – WWC – Kitchener 🇨🇦
Next IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 6-2 CHN 🇨🇳 – 10/08/1997 – EX – Calgary 🇨🇦

Photo Credit: Getty Images – IIHFHHOFIOC

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