IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) – 19 Dec 2016

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-2ย United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย (OT)
Exhibitionย Game
Progressive Auto Sales Arena, Sarnia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Monday, 19 December 2016

Stop us if youโ€™ve heard this one before.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored 52 seconds into overtime to give Canadaโ€™s National Womenโ€™s Team a 3-2 win over the United States and a sweep of the inaugural two-game December Series.

The captain โ€“ who has a habit of coming up clutch against the Americans โ€“ took the puck from her own blue-line and went five-hole from the slot.

For the second straight game Canada had to rally for the win. Trailing late in regulation, the team pulled goaltender Shannon Szabados for an extra attacker and called a timeout. Off the ensuing offensive zone face-off, Natalie Spooner won the draw back to Poulin, who fed Jennifer Wakefield for a wicked one-timer to tie the game with 24 seconds to play.

Canada was outshot 25-20 overall, but stellar goaltending from Szabados โ€“ especially in the second period, when the team was outshot 13-1 โ€“ allowed the team to stay in it until the end.

Just like in Game 1 it was Canada getting on the board first. Rebecca Johnston took a pass from Brianne Jenner and kept the puck on a two-on-one with Wakefield, surprising Nicole Hensley with a shot that beat the American netminder five-hole. It was the forwardโ€™s fourth goal of the series.

The Americans equalized with four minutes to go in the opening period. Emily Pfalzer moved the puck from one end of the ice to the other, dropping a pass back for Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson to finish off top shelf from the left circle.

That lead became two with five minutes to go in the second period. With Canada unable to clear its zone, the United States sent the puck down low and around the net. Hilary Knightโ€™s shot from the side boards appeared to go off Meaghan Mikkelsonโ€™s stick and in.

Canada had two great chances to tie the game before the late minute of regulation. It started the third period on a two-man advantage for 1:40, and Poulin rang a one-timer from Spooner off the post. And just short of halfway through the period, Amy Potomak was awarded a penalty shot, but her attempt to go five-hole was turned aside by Hensley.

1st Period
03:24 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Johnston (Jenner)
15:04 –ย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ GOAL – J. Lamoureux (Pfalzer)
15:16 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – M. Lamoureux, hooking

2nd Period
22:04 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Bozek, interference
27:02 –ย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Duggan, roughing
27:02 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Ambrose, roughing
27:49 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Larocque, holding
34:52 –ย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Knight (J. Lamoureux, M. Lamoureux)
35:55 –ย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Larocque, roughing
39:40 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Duggan,ย slashing
39:40 –ย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Keller,ย high sticking

3rd Period
49:52 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN SHOT – A. Potomak missed
55:03 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Bellamy,ย body checking
55:03 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Irwin, roughing
59:36 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย EA GOAL – Wakefield (Poulin, Spooner)

60:52 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Poulin (Fortino)

W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Szabados (23-25)
L: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Hensley (17-20)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 7+1+11+1 = 20
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 7+13+5+0 = 25

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Ann-Renรฉe Desbiens, Shannon Szabados. Defence: Erin Ambrose, Laura Fortino (A), Halli Krzyzaniak, Jocelyne Larocque, Meaghan Mikkelson, Lauriane Rougeau, Micah Zandee-Hart. Forwards: Meghan Agosta (A), Emily Clark, Haley Irwin (A), Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Amy Potomak, Sarah Potomak, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jillian Saulnier, Sophie Shirley, Natalie Spooner, Blayre Turnbull, Jennifer Wakefield.
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders: Nicole Hensley, Alex Rigsby. Defence: Cayla Barnes, Kacey Bellamy, Megan Bozek, Megan Keller, Monique Lamoureux, Emily Pfalzer, Anne Schleper. Forwards: Stephanie Anderson, Hannah Brandt, Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan (C), Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Annie Pankowski, Kelli Stack, Dana Trivigno.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C) vs. UNITED STATES ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
current champion
(since 17 Dec 2016
Last Title 17 Dec 2016
207 All-Time Wins
76 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
55 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‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-3 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 17 Dec 2016 โ€“ EX โ€“ Plymouth ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-3 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 17 Dec 2016 โ€“ EX โ€“ Plymouth ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 2-0 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 31 Mar 2017 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Plymouth ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Article Credit: Hockey Canada
Photo Credit: Sportsnetย – IIHFHHOFIOC



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