Megan Bozek, Monique Lamoureux and Kendall Coyne scored and Jessie Vetter stopped all 31 shots she faced to help the U.S. Women’s National Team defeat Canada, 3-0, here today at the 2015 Four Nations Cup.
With the victory, the U.S. improved to 2-0 in the tournament.
“We put in a strong effort right from the opening faceoff to earn a hard-fought victory against a good team,” said Ken Klee, head coach of the 2015 U.S. Women’s National Team. “We played with confidence and maintained our level of play throughout the game. We’ll look to keep the momenum going against Finland on Saturday.”
After a scoreless first period, Lamoureux made it 1-0 at 7:42 of the second period. Lamoureux took a pass in the high slot from Amanda Pelkey and deked Canadian goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer before putting a shot into a partially empty net.
On the power play, Bozek extended the lead to 2-0 at 15:01 of the stanza on a precision passing play. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson began the play with a pass from the point to Kelli Stack at the left post, where she threaded a cross-crease pass to Bozek who cut in from the point and beat the goalie.
Coyne added an empty net goal at 19:28 to account for the 3-0 final.
Team USA is back in action on Saturday (November 7) against Finland.
03:23 – PEN – Bram, slashing
07:59 – PEN – Clark, holding
18:00 – PEN – J. Lamoureux, holding
22:17 – PEN – Agosta, tripping
27:42 – GOAL – M. Lamoureux (Stack, Darkangelo)
30:39 – PEN – Knight, interference
33:03 – PEN – Krzyzaniak, interference
35:01 – PP GOAL – Bozek (Stack)
50:53 – PEN – Duggan, tripping
59:28 – EN GOAL – Coyne (Knight)
W: Vetter (31-31)
L: Maschmeyer (27-29)
SHOTS ON GOAL
10+13+6 = 29
11+12+8 = 31
Goaltenders: Alex Rigsby, Jessie Vetter. Defence: Kacey Bellamy (A), Megan Bozek, Alyssa Gagliardi, Monique Lamoureux (A), Gigi Marvin, Emily Pfalzer. Forwards: Stephanie Anderson, Kendall Coyne, Shiann Darkangelo, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan (C), Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Presley Norby, Amanda Pelkey, Jordan Smelker, Kelli Stack, Allie Thunstrom.
Goaltenders: Erica Howe, Emerance Maschmeyer. Defence: Sarah Edney, Renata Fast, Laura Fortino, Halli Krzyzaniak, Brigette Lacquette, Lauriane Rougeau (A). Forwards: Meghan Agosta (A), Bailey Bram, Jessica Campbell, Emily Clark, Sarah Davis, Sarah Nurse, Sarah Potomak, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Blayre Turnbull, Jennifer Wakefield.
|UNITED STATES (C)||vs.||CANADA|
(+ 1 tie)
|First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
CAN 2-1 USA – 04/21/1987 – WWT – North York
|Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
USA 7-5 CAN – 04/04/2015 – WWC – Malmö
|Last IHLC Game
USA 6-2 SWE – 11/04/2015 – FNC – Sundsvall
|Next IHLC Game
USA 7-0 FIN – 11/07/2015 – FNC – Sundsvall