IHLC Results – United States 3-2 Canada (OT) – Nov. 8, 2015

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🇺🇸 United States 3-2 Canada 🇨🇦 (OT)
Four Nations Cup Gold Medal Game
Sundsvall Energi Arena, Sundsvall 🇸🇪
Sunday, November 8, 2015

Hilary Knight scored in overtime as the U.S. Women’s National Team came from behind to claim its sixth Four Nations Cup Championship with a 3-2 victory over rival Canada here today.

The U.S trailed 2-1 going into the third period but prevailed in a hard-fought final period and extra frame. Jessie Vetter stopped 30 of the 32 shots she faced to earn the victory.

“We came out and played a very complete game and did what we needed to do to win,” said Ken Klee, head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team. “I’m proud of the team and all the effort they put in. We never gave up and it was a well deserved victory.”

After a scoreless first period, Canada took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal that was redirected in the slot off a point shot at 1:04 of the second frame.

Brianna Decker responded at 6:36 on the power play, picking up a loose puck and putting it past Canada’s goaltender to even the score.

Canada added another goal at 14:15 and went into the second intermission with a 2-1 lead.

The U.S. entered the third period on a power play and seconds after it expired, Decker notched her second goal of the game at 1:46 to make it 2-2. The score remained tied to send the game into overtime.

Just 36 seconds into the extra frame, Knight took a pass from Kelli Stack and skated in on a partial breakaway and buried a shot over the glove hand of Canada’s goaltender to seal the victory, 3-2.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
08:21 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Agosta, hooking
13:23 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Bozek, hooking
19:13 – 🇺🇸 PEN – M. Lamoureux, body checking

2nd Period
21:04 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Spooner (Poulin)
25:48 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Bram, body checking
26:36 – 🇺🇸 PP GOAL – Decker
28:02 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Birchard, hooking
29:40 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Krzyzaniak, cross checking
34:15 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Agosta (Fast)
35:26 – 🇺🇸 PEN – M. Lamoureux, cross checking
39:24 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Lacquette, slashing

3rd Period
41:46 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Decker (Knight)
52:42 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Lacquette, hooking
55:28 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Pelkey, holding
57:16 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Krzyzaniak, tripping

Overtime
60:36 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Knight (Stack)

GOALTENDERS
W: 🇺🇸 Vetter (30-32)
L: 🇨🇦 Maschmeyer (29-32)

SHOTS ON GOAL
🇺🇸 9+12+10+1 = 32
🇨🇦 9+12+10+1 = 32

ROSTERS
🇺🇸 Goaltenders: Alex Rigsby, Jessie Vetter. Defence: Kacey Bellamy (A), Megan Bozek, Monique Lamoureux (A), Gigi Marvin, Emily Pfalzer, Anne Schleper. Forwards: Stephanie Anderson, Kendall Coyne, Shiann Darkangelo, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan (C), Zoe Hickel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Presley Norby, Amanda Pelkey, Kelli Stack, Allie Thunstrom.
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Erica Howe, Emerance Maschmeyer. Defence: Courtney Birchard, Renata Fast, Laura Fortino, Halli Krzyzaniak, Brigette Lacquette, Lauriane Rougeau (A). Forwards: Meghan Agosta, Bailey Bram, Jessica Campbell, Emily Clark, Sarah Davis, Sarah Lefort, Sarah Nurse, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner (A), Blayre Turnbull, Jennifer Wakefield.

🇺🇸 UNITED STATES (C) vs. CANADA 🇨🇦
current champion
(since 03/28/2015)
Last Title 03/28/2015
106 All-Time Wins
204
52 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
73 wins
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
🇨🇦 CAN 2-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 04/21/1987 – WWT – North York 🇨🇦
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
🇺🇸 USA 3-0 CAN 🇨🇦 – 11/05/2015 – FNC – Kovland 🇸🇪
Last IHLC Game
🇺🇸 USA 7-0 FIN 🇫🇮 – 11/07/2015 – FNC – Sundsvall 🇸🇪
Next IHLC Game
🇺🇸 USA 3-1 CAN 🇨🇦 – 03/28/2016 – WWC – Kamloops 🇨🇦

Article Credit: USA Hockey
Photo Credit: USA Hockey  IIHFHHOFIOC

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