IHLC Results – United States 4-2 Canada – Nov. 8, 2017

 United States
4-2 Canada 
Four Nations Cup Preliminary Round
Florida Hospital Center Ice, Wesley Chapel 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Four different U.S. Women’s National Team players scored goals as the U.S. topped Canada, 4-2, here today in Wesley Chapel, Florida, in game two of the 2017 Four Nations Cup.

“The score is really a reflection of the team’s commitment,” said Robb Stauber, U.S. Women’s National Team head coach. “Anyone who watched this game tonight saw a team that was very committed from start to finish. We did so many things right tonight, and it is a great thing to build off of as we continue the tournament.”

Team USA opened the scoring 15 minutes into the opening frame when Cayla Barnes netted a power-play goal on a shot that deflected off a Canadian defender.

With 2:50 left in the frame, Megan Bozek struck with a slap shot from the top of the right circle, doubling the U.S. lead.

Canada notched the lone goal of the second period 3:07 into play when Rebecca Johnston skated the puck down the right side and tucked a shot right past U.S. goaltender Maddie Rooney, cutting the deficit in half.

Just under a minute into the final period, Kendall Coyne gave the U.S. a two-goal advantage when she put home a loose puck during a net-front scramble.

With 4:29 on the clock, Canada scored a shorthanded goal to bring the team within one goal of Team USA. Alex Carpenter then fired a wrist shot straight to the back of the net with just under four minutes left, accounting for the 4-2 final.

Rooney stopped 20 of 22 shots in the victory.

Team USA continues Four Nations Cup play Friday (Nov. 10) against Sweden.

1st Period
00:44 –  PEN – team, too many players
04:48 –  PEN – team, too many players
05:14 –  PEN – Hart, tripping
08:08 –  PEN – Duggan, cross checking
10:40 –  PEN – A. Potomak, slashing
14:14 –  PEN – Saulnier, charging
15:03 –  PP GOAL – Barnes (Coyne, Decker)
15:27 –  PEN – Brandt, interference
17:50 –  GOAL – Bozek (Pankowski)
19:39 –  PEN – Knight, tripping

2nd Period
21:34 –  PEN – Bellamy, slashing
23:07 –  PP GOAL – Johnston
24:19 –  PEN – Barnes, body checking
24:44 –  PEN – Poulin, hooking
29:42 –  PEN – Bellamy, tripping
36:02 –  PEN – Keller, tripping
39:22 –  PEN – Turnbull, holding

3rd Period
40:50 –  PP GOAL – Coyne (Decker)
41:41 –  PEN – Hart, holding
42:19 –  PEN – Keller, hooking
47:23 –  PEN – Pankowski, hooking
54:49 –  PEN – Larocque, holding
55:31 –  SH GOAL – Agosta (Poulin)
56:07 –  PP GOAL – Carpenter (Marvin, Bozek)

W:  Rooney (20-22)
L:  Desbiens (26-30)

 15+9+6 = 30
 5+15+2 = 22

Goaltenders: Nicole Hensley, Maddie Rooney. Defence: Cayla Barnes, Kacey Bellamy (A), Megan Bozek, Kali Flanagan, Megan Keller, Emily Pfalzer, Lee Stecklein. Forwards: Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan (C), Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Gigi Marvin, Annie Pankowski, Kelly Pannek, Amanda Pelkey.
 Goaltenders: Ann-Renée Desbiens, Geneviève Lacasse. Defence: Erin Ambrose, Laura Fortino, Micah Hart, Halli Krzyzaniak, Jocelyne Larocque, Lauriane Rougeau. Forwards: Meghan Agosta (A), Emily Clark, Haley Irwin (A), Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Sarah Nurse, Amy Potomak, Sarah Potomak, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Blayre Turnbull.

new champion
(previous 10/25/2017
Last Title reign ends
(since 10/25/2017)
121 All-Time Wins
59 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
77 wins
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
canada1965-11 CAN 2-1 USA usa-11 – 04/21/1987 – WWT – North York canada1965-11
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
canada1965-11 CAN 5-1 USA usa-11 – 10/25/2017 – EX – Boston usa-11
Last IHLC Game
canada1965-11 CAN 9-0 SWE sweden-11 – 11/07/2017 – FNC – Wesley Chapel usa-11
Next IHLC Game
usa-11 USA 5-0 SWE sweden-11 – 11/10/2017 – FNC – Wesley Chapel usa-11

Article Credit: USA Hockey
Photo Credit: USA Hockey IIHFHHOFIOC



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