IHLC Results – Canada 2-0 United States – Feb. 17, 2019

🇨🇦 Canada 2-0 United States 🇺🇸
Exhibition Game
Little Caesars Arena, Detroit 🇺🇸
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Shannon Szabados made 38 saves in a spectacular shutout performance, and Canada’s National Women’s Team blanked the United States 2-0 on Sunday afternoon to win the Rivalry Series.

The Canadians earned back-to-back victories to take the three-game set; they posted a 4-3 win Thursday in Toronto after a 1-0 loss in the series opener Tuesday in London, Ont.

Szabados was at her best in the second period when the Americans peppered her with 21 shots. It is the 18th career clean-sheet for the Canadian netminder, second all-time behind Kim St-Pierre (29).

Special teams were the story in the opening period; the teams combined for six minor penalties, three each.

Brianne Jenner made good on the second Canadian man advantage, hammering a shot from the top of the circle through a Natalie Spooner screen and past U.S. goaltender Alex Rigsby.

Blayre Turnbull doubled the lead early in the second period, driving to the net and redirecting a perfect feed from Jamie Lee Rattray past the outstretched glove of Rigsby.

Both teams came inches away from goals in the third; Jenner ripped a slap shot that hit both posts behind Rigsby, and the Americans found iron twice in the final five minutes in their push to beat Szabados.

The U.S. finished with a 38-17 edge in shots on goal.

Next up is the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Espoo, Finland; Canada opens preliminary-round play April 4 against Switzerland, and takes on the Americans on April 6.

1st Period
03:03 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Stecklein, cross checking
04:49 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Pfalzer, tripping
05:40 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Jenner (Fast, Lacquette)
09:05 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Knight, interference
10:17 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Spooner, interference
14:32 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Spooner, slashing
19:57 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Fast, cross checking

2nd Period
23:35 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Turnbull (Rattray, Stacey)
27:20 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Lacquette, slashing
27:20 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Trivigno, roughing
36:42 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Krzyzaniak, roughing
38:42 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Marvin, cross checking

3rd Period
47:41 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Fast, interference

W: 🇨🇦 Szabados (38-38)
L: 🇺🇸 Rigsby (15-17)

🇨🇦 6+7+4 = 17
🇺🇸 8+21+9 = 38

🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Emerance Maschmeyer, Shannon Szabados. Defence: Erin Ambrose, Renata Fast, Laura Fortino, Katelyn Gosling, Halli Krzyzaniak, Brigette Lacquette, Jocelyne Larocque (A). Forwards: Victoria Bach, Ann-Sophie Bettez, Brittany Howard, Brianne Jenner (A), Rebecca Johnston, Rebecca Leslie, Sarah Nurse, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jamie Lee Rattray, Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Laura Stacey, Blayre Turnbull.
🇺🇸 Goaltenders: Katie Burt, Alex Rigsby. Defence: Kacey Bellamy, Megan Bozek, Savannah Harmon, Sidney Morin, Emily Pfalzer, Shelly Picard, Lee Stecklein. Forwards: Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne (C), Brianna Decker, Zoe Hickel, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Gigi Marvin, Amanda Pelkey, Hayley Scamurra, Haley Skarupa, Dana Trivigno.

current champion
(since 02/14/2019)
Last Title 02/14/2019
221 All-Time Wins
84 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
64 wins
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
🇨🇦 CAN 2-1 USA 🇺🇸 – 04/21/1987 – WWT – North York 🇨🇦
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
🇨🇦 CAN 4-3 USA 🇺🇸 – 02/14/2019 – EX – Toronto 🇨🇦
Last IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN 4-3 USA 🇺🇸 – 02/14/2019 – EX – Toronto 🇨🇦
Next IHLC Game
🇨🇦 CAN vs. SUI 🇨🇭 – 04/04/2019 – WWC – Espoo 🇫🇮

Article Credit: Hockey Canada
Photo Credit: Hockey Canada – IIHFHHOFIOC



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