IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-2 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ (OT) – 08 Nov 2015

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 3-2ย Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย (OT)
Four Nations Cupย Gold Medal Game
Sundsvall Energi Arena, Sundsvall ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sunday, 08 November 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 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Agosta, hooking
13:23 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Bozek, hooking
19:13 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – M. Lamoureux, body checking

2nd Period
21:04 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Spooner (Poulin)
25:48 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Bram, body checking
26:36 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PP GOAL – Decker
28:02 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Birchard, hooking
29:40 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Krzyzaniak, cross checking
34:15 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Agosta (Fast)
35:26 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – M. Lamoureux, cross checking
39:24 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Lacquette, slashing

3rd Period
41:46 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Decker (Knight)
52:42 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Lacquette, hooking
55:28 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Pelkey, holding
57:16 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Krzyzaniak, tripping

Overtime
60:36 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Knight (Stack)

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Vetter (30-32)
L: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Maschmeyer (29-32)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 9+12+10+1 = 32
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 9+12+10+1 = 32

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders: Alex Rigsby, Jessie Vetter. Defence: Kacey Bellamy (A), Megan Bozek, Monique Lamoureux (A), Gigi Marvin, Emily Pfalzer, Anne Schleper.ย Forwards: Stephanie Anderson, Kendall Coyne, Shiann Darkangelo, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan (C), Zoe Hickel,ย Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux,ย Presley Norby, Amanda Pelkey, Kelli Stack, Allie Thunstrom.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Erica Howe, Emerance Maschmeyer.ย 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,ย Sarah Nurse, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner (A), Blayre Turnbull, Jennifer Wakefield.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ UNITED STATES (C) vs. CANADA ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
current champion
(since 28 Mar 2015)
Last Title 28 Mar 2015
106 All-Time Wins
204
52 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
73 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 3-0 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 05 Nov 2015 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Kovland ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 7-0 FIN ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ โ€“ 07 Nov 2015 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Sundsvall ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 3-1 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 28 Mar 2016 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Kamloops ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: USA Hockey
Photo Credit: USA Hockeyย โ€“ IIHF โ€“ HHOF โ€“ IOC

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