IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-2 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ – 30 Dec 2013

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-2 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Exhibition Game
Air Canada Centre, Toronto ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 30 December 2013

Kelli Stack had a goal and two assists as the United States edged Canada 3-2 on Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.

The win was the Americans’ fourth straight win in the six-game exhibition series against the Canadians.

It was the final match-up between the two women’s hockey powers ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Canadaโ€™s National Womenโ€™s Team has lost three consecutive games to the U.S. under the guidance of newly appointed head coach Kevin Dineen. He took over on 17 December after former head coach Dan Church resigned.

Stack, Hilary Knight and Megan Bozek all scored as the Americans opened up a 3-0 lead in the second period much to the disappointment of the announced crowd of 17, 227 at the home arena for the Maple Leafs.

Natalie Spooner got Canada on the board with 34 seconds left in the middle period.

Canada’s Brianne Jenner cut the U.S. lead to 3-2 with a short-handed goal at 1:57 of the third.

Despite out-shooting the Americans 9-5 in the third period, Canada could not find the equalizer.

Canadian starter Geneviรจve Lacasse made 27 saves in the loss, while Molly Schaus stopped 25 shots for the U.S.

The U.S. opened the scoring 2:32 into the second, as Knight re-directed a Stack feed between the pads of Lacasse.

With Jenner off for hooking, Alex Carpenter found Stack all alone in the slot; Stack beat Lacasse giving the Americans a 2-0 lead.

The U.S. appeared to take a 3-0 lead at 16:05 of the second period, when Knight knocked a loose puck out of mid-air past Lacasse; however, video review showed Knight knocked the puck down with a high stick and the goal was disallowed.

Less than a minute later, the U.S. made it 3-0.

With Canadian captain Hayley Wickenheiser off for holding, Megan Bozek’s point shot beat a screened Lacasse.

Canada got on the board at 19:26 as Spooner beat Schaus on a partial break.

Jenner got Canada to within one, putting home her own rebound after initially hitting the post.

Canadian defenceman Tara Watchorn who didn’t play in Saturday’s loss because of an unspecified injury, returned to action and was paired with Catherine Ward.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
05:33 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Ward, tripping
12:25 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Duggan, roughing
13:38 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Knight, tripping
16:22 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Poulin, body checking

2nd Period
20:23 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Duggan, charging
22:32 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Knight (Stack, Duggan)
23:11 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Jenner, hooking
23:23 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PP GOAL – Stack (Carpenter)
23:47 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Watchorn, body checking
28:01 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Larocque, cross checking
31:11 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Schleper, body checking
34:40 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Agosta, tripping
36:50ย – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Wickenheiser, holding
36:54 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PP GOAL – Bozek (Stack)
39:26 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Spooner (Irwin)

3rd Period
41:13 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Agosta, hooking
41:57 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ SH GOAL – Jenner (Ouellette)

47:52 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Bozek, hooking
55:35 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – team, too many players

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Schaus (25-27)
L: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Lacasse (27-30)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 9+16+10 = 30
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 10+8+9 = 27

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders:ย Brianne McLaughlin, Molly Schaus, Jessie Vetter.ย Defence: Kacey Bellamy,ย Megan Bozek,ย Lisa Chesson,ย Jincy Dunne, Gigiย Marvin,ย Michelle Picard, Josephine Pucci, Anne Schleper,ย Lee Stecklein.ย Forwards: Kate Buesser,ย Alex Carpenter,ย Julie Chu, Kendall Coyne,ย Brianna Decker,ย Meghan Duggan (C),ย Lyndsay Fry, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Monique Lamoureux, Annie Pankowski, Kelli Stack.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Charline Labontรฉ, Geneviรจve Lacasse, Shannon Szabados.ย Defence: Courtney Birchard, Tessa Bonhomme, Laura Fortino, Brigette Lacquette, Jocelyne Larocque, Meaghan Mikkelson, Lauriane Rougeau, Catherine Ward, Tara Watchorn.ย Forwards: Meghan Agosta, Gillian Apps, Vicki Bendus, Bailey Bram, Mรฉlodie Daoust, Jayna Hefford (A), Haley Irwin, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Jenelle Kohanchuk, Caroline Ouellette (C), Natalie Spooner, Jennifer Wakefield, Hayley Wickenheiser (A).

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ UNITED STATES (C) vs. CANADA ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
current champion
(since 12 Dec 2013)
Last Title 12 Dec 2013
95 All-Time Wins
197
48 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
69 wins
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
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 (USA vs. CAN)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (SO) โ€“ 28 Dec 2013 โ€“ EX โ€“ Saint Paul ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (SO) โ€“ 28 Dec 2013 โ€“ EX โ€“ Saint Paul ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-1 FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 08 Feb 2014 โ€“ OG โ€“ Sochi ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

Article Credit: Hockey Canada
Photo Credit: Canada.comย –ย IIHFHHOFIOC

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