IHLC Results – United States 7-3 Canada – 06 Jan 2002

🇺🇸 United States 7-3 Canada 🇨🇦
Exhibition Game
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit 🇺🇸
Sunday, 06 January 2002

Team Canada fell to Team USA 7-3 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday afternoon. Canada remains winless vs. Team USA this season (0-7) but still have the upper hand on the all-time record (27-21-0)

Canada jumped out to an early lead after Dana Antal stole the puck from Julie Chu and scored shorthanded on a breakaway at the 5:27 mark. Team USA replied with five straight goals to take a 5-1 lead into the dressing room.

In the second period, Canada closed the gap with two goals in a 53 second span. Kelly Bechard’s fourth goal of the season and Cassie Campbell’s third made the score 5-3. Natalie Darwitz, after coming out of the penalty box, scored a breakaway goal to give the Americans a 6-3 lead heading into the third period.

Team USA added another goal in the third period to make the final score 7-3. Tammy Lee Shewchuk was named Canada’s player-of-the-game, while Shelley Looney took the honours for Team USA.

Sami Jo Small, who was pulled at the 16:45 mark of the first period, took the loss for Canada, stopping 13 of 17 shots. Kim St-Pierre, who replaced Small stopped 15 of 18 shots she faced.

Today’s game was Lori Dupuis’ 100th all-time game as a member of Canada’s National Women’s Team.

Both teams will now travel to Vancouver, BC for the “Final Faceoff” on Tuesday, when they will face each other for the last time before the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
04:25 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Sostorics, body checking
05:27 – 🇨🇦 SH GOAL – Antal
06:07 – 🇺🇸 PP GOAL – King (Darwitz)
12:11 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – King (Ruggiero, Looney)
16:03 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Bye (Schmidgall)
16:45 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – King (Looney)
17:14 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Mleczko, interference
17:59 – 🇺🇸 SH GOAL – Schmidgall (Looney)
18:34 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Bye, tripping

2nd Period
21:02 – 🇨🇦 PEN – St-Pierre, roughing
21:28 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Mounsey, tripping
24:59 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Kennedy, holding
28:54 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Bechard (Shewchuk, Botterill)
29:47 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Campbell (Wickenheiser)
30:14 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Sostorics, body checking
31:03 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Kellar, cross checking
34:47 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Mounsey, interference
37:11 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Mleczko, holding
39:22 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Darwitz

3rd Period
43:10 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Bye, hooking
45:04 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Shewchuk
46:02 – 🇺🇸 PP GOAL – Dunn (Ruggiero)
58:08 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Mleczko
60:00 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Wickenheiser, slashing / unsportsmanlike conduct double minor

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇺🇸 DeCosta (27-30)
L: 🇨🇦 Small (13-17), St-Pierre (15-18)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇺🇸 18+11+6 = 35
🇨🇦 10+13+7 = 30

ROSTERS
🇺🇸 Goaltenders: Sara DeCosta, Sarah Tueting. Defence: Chris Bailey, Karyn Bye, Courtney Kennedy, Sue Merz, Allison Mleczko, Tara Mounsey, Angela Ruggiero, Nicole Uliasz, Lyndsay Wall. Forwards: Laurie Baker, Julie Chu, Natalie Darwitz, Tricia Dunn, Brandy Fisher, Cammi Granato, Annamarie Holmes, Kathleen Kauth, Andrea Kilbourne, Katie King, Shelley Looney, Jenny Schmidgall, Krissy Wendell, Carisa Zaban.
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Charline Labonté, Sami Jo Small, Kim St-Pierre. Defence: Correne Bredin, Thérèse Brisson, Isabelle Chartrand, Delaney Collins, Geraldine Heaney, Becky Kellar, Cheryl Pounder, Colleen Sostorics. Forwards: Dana Antal, Gillian Apps, Kelly Bechard, Amanda Benoit, Jennifer Botterill, Cassie Campbell, Nancy Drolet, Lori Dupuis, Danielle Goyette, Jayna Hefford, Caroline Ouellette, Cherie Piper, Tammy Lee Shewchuk, Vicky Sunohara, Hayley Wickenheiser.

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES (C) vs. CANADA 🇨🇦
current champion
(since 20 Oct 2001
)
Last Title 20 Oct 2001
39 All-Time Wins
99
23 wins Head-To-Head
29 wins
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
🇨🇦 CAN 2-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 21 Apr 1987 – WWT – North York 🇨🇦
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
🇺🇸 USA 3-1 CAN 🇨🇦 – 05 Jan 2002 – EX – Chicago 🇺🇸
Last IHLC Game
🇺🇸 USA 3-1 CAN 🇨🇦 – 05 Jan 2002 – EX – Chicago 🇺🇸
Next IHLC Game
🇺🇸 USA 3-2 CAN 🇨🇦 – 08 Jan 2002 – EX – Vancouver 🇨🇦

Article Credit: Hockey Canada

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