IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 5-1 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 25 Oct 2017

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada
5-1 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Exhibition Game
Agganis Arena, Boston ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Canada scored once shorthanded and once on the man advantage, and successfully killed off nine American power play opportunities to notch a 5-1 victory and even its six-game series with the United States at one win each.

Natalie Spooner led the way with two goals. Meghan Agosta, Laura Fortino and Marie-Philip Poulin also scored for Canada.

Geneviรจve Lacasse was outstanding in net, turning aside 37 shots in picking up the win. The goaltender improved her record to 6-1 all-time against the U.S.

Coming off a disappointing performance and result in the opener, Canada didnโ€™t get the start it hoped for in Game 2. Spending four of the first six minutes killing penalties, Canada couldnโ€™t find its offensive presence.

Finally fully settled โ€“ and back at full strength โ€“ the Canadians opened the scoring seven minutes in, with Agosta driving down the boards and feeding Spooner in front.

The U.S. drew even less than four minutes later, when Emily Pfalzer scored on her own rebound.

Shorthanded, Canada retook the lead five minutes into the second period, with Fortino converting a pass from Jillian Saulnier on the rush.

Incredibly, it was the teamโ€™s only shot of the second until the 15-minute of the period. Over the final five of the frame, though, the team fired off six more, two of which found the back of the net to take control of the game.

On the power play, Spooner scored her second, pouncing in front on a rebound from a Meaghan Mikkelson shot. And 1:22 later, Jennifer Wakefield sent a quick pass to Agosta in the slot; Agosta rang the puck off the post and in.

Alex Rigsby relieved Natalie Hensley in the American net to start the third period.

Canada got the only goal of the third. Poulin intercepted a pass in the offensive zone and rifled a shot from the circle top shelf, short side.

After two games in four days, the series steps aside for the 2017 Four Nations Cup, 07-12 November in Tampa, where Canada and the U.S. could play two more times. The series resumes on 03 December in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

1st Period
00:53 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Bram, tripping
07:08 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Spooner (Agosta)
10:55 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย GOAL – Pfalzer
14:46 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Potomak, roughing
14:46 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Duggan, roughing
18:06 –ย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – M. Lamoureux, interference

2nd Period
21:04 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Turnbull, body checking
23:31 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Jenner, holding
24:52 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย SH GOAL – Fortino (Saulnier)
26:32 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Fast, hooking
31:03 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Turnbull, body checking
37:34 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Decker, elbowing
38:23 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PP GOAL – Spooner (Mikkelson, Poulin)
39:45 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Agosta (Wakefield)

3rd Period
41:38 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Potomak, holding
42:11 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Cameranesi, hooking
44:24 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – team, too many players
50:10 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Clark, cross checking
55:06 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย GOAL – Poulin
58:16 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Wakefield, body checking

W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Lacasse (37-38)
L: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Hensley (12-16), Rigsby (6-7)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 8+8+7 = 23
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 17+11+10 = 38

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Ann-Renรฉe Desbiens, Geneviรจve Lacasse. Defence: Renata Fast, Laura Fortino, Jocelyne Larocque, Meaghan Mikkelson, Lauriane Rougeau (A), Micah Zandee-Hart. Forwards: Meghan Agosta, Bailey Bram, Emily Clark, Brianne Jenner (A), Rebecca Johnston, Amy Potomak, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Laura Stacey, Blayre Turnbull, Jennifer Wakefield.
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Goaltenders: Nicole Hensley, Alex Rigsby. Defence: Kacey Bellamy (A), Megan Bozek, Kali Flanagan, Megan Keller, Monique Lamoureux (A), Gigi Marvin, Emily Pfalzer, Lee Stecklein. Forwards: Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan (C), Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux, Annie Pankowski, Kelly Pannek, Amanda Pelkey.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA vs. UNITED STATES (C) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
new champion
(previous 31 Mar 2017
Last Title reign ends
(since 31 Mar 2017)
208 All-Time Wins
77 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
58 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
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 (CAN vs. USA)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 5-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 22 Oct 2017 โ€“ EX โ€“ Quรฉbec ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 5-2 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 22 Oct 2017 โ€“ EX โ€“ Quรฉbec ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 5-0 SWE ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช โ€“ 10 Nov 2017 โ€“ FNC โ€“ Wesley Chapel ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Article Credit: Hockey Canada
Photo Credit: Team Canada Twitterย IIHFHHOFIOC



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