IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 06 Nov 2008

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 4-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
1980 Herb Brooksย Arena, Lake Placid ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Thursday, 06 November 2008

Team captain Hayley Wickenheiser led a three-goal third period for Team Canada, as Canada skated to a 4-2 win over USA on Thursday night at the Four Nations Cup in Lake Placid, NY. Wickenheiser, with two, and Sarah Vaillancourt scored for Canada in the third period, ensuring the win for Canada. It marked Canadaโ€™s first win in three games against their longtime rivals, having lost twice to the U.S. at the 2008 IIHF World Championship, in the round robin and then in the championship game.

A scoreless first period was not without great scoring chances. At the five minute mark, Kim St-Pierre turned aside consecutive point blank chances off the sticks of American forwards Jocelyne Lamoureux and Gigi Marvin. The scoring chance of the period however went to Canadaโ€™s Caroline Ouellette, whose hard wrist shot off the wing beat U.S. netminder Molly Schaus on the glove side, but caught the crossbar and bounced wide.

It took a strange play to break the scoreless tie at the ten-minute mark of the second period. Meghan Agosta tried to make a centering pass to Jennifer Wakefield, but the puck bounced off the skate of the U.S. defender and past a startled Schaus.

Canadaโ€™s 1-0 lead stood until late in the second frame, when U.S. struck on a powerplay. Jenny Potter found Hilary Knight alone in front of the net, and Knight gave St-Pierre no chance with a hard, quick shot into the upper part of the net. 1-1 through two periods of play with shots also nodded up at 20-20.

Canadaโ€™s Wickenheiser and USAโ€™s Natalie Darwitz exchanged goals in the space of 18 seconds, before Wickenheiser, with her second goal of the night, put Canada ahead for goal at 5:42. Wickenheiser carried the puck from her blueline and found room over Schausโ€™ glove for the goal. Sarah Vaillancourt added an insurance goal to make the final 4-2 for Canada.

Canadaโ€™s National Womenโ€™s Team is right back in action on Friday, facing Sweden.

1st Period
10:37 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Kellar, interference
20:00 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Wickenheiser, boarding

2nd Period
25:03 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Duggan, elbowing
26:44 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Agosta, interference
26:44 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Ouellette, hooking
30:00 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Agosta
33:57 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Ruggiero, cross checking
35:07 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Vaillancourt, body checking
35:07 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Weiland, interference
37:58 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Kellar, interference
39:27 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PP GOAL – Knight (Schmidgall)

3rd Period
43:16 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Wickenheiser

43:34 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Darwitz
45:08 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Vaillancourt, body checking
45:42 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย SH GOAL – Wickenheiser (Hefford, Bonhomme)
48:56 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Vaillancourt (Kingsbury)
49:52 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Weiland, delay of game
53:35 –ย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Thatcher, hooking
57:15 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Darwitz, high sticking

W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย St-Pierre (27-29)
L: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Schaus (25-29)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 7+13+9 = 29
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 11+9+9 = 29

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Charline Labontรฉ, Kim St-Pierre.ย Defence: Tessaย Bonhomme, Annie Guay, Becky Kellar,ย Jocelyneย Larocque, Meaghan Mikkelson, Caroline Ouellette, Cheryl Pounder, Bobbi Jo Slusar, Catherine Ward.ย Forwards: Meghan Agosta, Gillian Apps, Jennifer Botterill, Valerieย Chouinard, Jayna Hefford, Rebecca Johnston, Gina Kingsbury, Natalie Spooner, Sarah Vaillancourt, Jennifer Wakefield, Hayley Wickenheiser.
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders: Molly Schaus, Jessie Vetter. Defence: Kacey Bellamy, Caitlin Cahow, Rachael Drazan, Molly Engstrom, Angela Ruggiero, Anne Schleper, Kerry Weiland. Forwards:ย Julie Chu, Natalie Darwitz, Brianne Decker, Meghan Duggan, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Erika Lawler, Gigi Marvin, Erica McKenzie, Sarah Parsons, Jenny Schmidgall, Kelli Stack, Karen Thatcher.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA vs. UNITED STATES (C) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
new champion
10 Apr 2008)
Last Title reign ends
10 Apr 2008)
152 All-Time Wins
49 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
32 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 2-1 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 21 Apr 1987 โ€“ WWT โ€“ North York ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 4-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 10 Apr 2008 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Harbin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA 5-2 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 04 Nov 2008 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Lake Placid ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย SWEย 2-1 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (OT) โ€“ 07 Nov 2008 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Lake Placid ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Article Credit: Hockey Canada
Photo Credit: Hockey CanadaIIHFHHOFIOC



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