IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 4-1 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ – 14 Dec 2019


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 4-1 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Rivalry Series, Game 1
XL Center, Hartford ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Saturday, 14 December 2019

Led by a 31-save performance from Alex Cavallini (nรฉe Rigsby) and multi-point efforts from Alex Carpenter, Amanda Kessel and Kelly Pannek, the U.S. Womenโ€™s National Team defeated Canada, 4-1, tonight in game one of the 2019-20 Rivalry Series at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

The contest was part of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committeeโ€™s Team USA Winter Champions, presented by Xfinity.

“I thought everybody played well and we played at a high compete level tonight,” said head coach Bob Corkum. “We managed the puck much better than we did in Pittsburgh. It was a great environment here in Hartford and we’re thankful to all the fans who came out and supported us.”

Team USA will face Canada in the second game of the five-game series Tuesday at Avenir Centre in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Team Canada took a 1-0 lead 6:45 into the opening frame off the stick of Victoria Bach, but the U.S. tied the game just two minutes the later on the power play after Annie Pankowski fed a pass through the crease to Megan Keller wristed the puck past Canadian goaltender Geneviรจve Lacasse.

Team USA gained a 2-1 advantage in the final moments of the middle frame when Kessel completed a tic-tac-toe play from Carpenter and Pannek and buried a close-range shot past Lacasse to give the U.S. its second power-play tally of the night.

In her U.S. Womenโ€™s National Team debut, Abby Roque notched her first career goal 2:49 into the final stanza after picking up a rebound from Lee Stecklein and backhanded a shot high over Lacasseโ€™s shoulder to extend Team USAโ€™s lead to 3-1.

Carpenter put away a rebound from Pannek moments later to secure a 4-1 win for the United States.

Cavallini picked up the win, stopping 31 of 32 Canada shots on goal.

NOTES: Cavallini was named the U.S. Player of the Game…Nine skaters recorded points in the victory…Team USA was 2-for-6 on the power play while Canada was 1-for-2.


BOXSCORE
1st Period
05:01 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Coyne, hooking
06:45 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PP GOAL – Bach (Bourbonnais, Daoust)
07:57 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย PEN – Curl, slashing
07:57 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Gabel, cross checking
07:57 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Saulnier, slashing
08:56 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PP GOAL – Keller (Pankowski, Matheson)
10:46 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Turnbull, body checking

2nd Period
27:24 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Bellamy, interference
37:20 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Barnes, roughing
37:20 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Gabel, roughing
37:20 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Daoust, roughing
38:38 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Mikkelson, hooking
38:52 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PP2 GOAL – Kessel (Pannek, Carpenter)

3rd Period
42:49 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ GOAL – Roque (Curl, Stecklein)
44:04 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ GOAL – Carpenter (Kessel, Pannek)
59:41 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Keller, roughing

GOALTENDERS
W: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Rigsby (31-32)
L: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Lacasse (27-31)

SHOTS ON GOAL
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 7+9+15 = 31
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 7+15+10 = 32

ROSTERS
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Goaltenders: Alex Rigsby, Maddie Rooney. Defence: Cayla Barnes, Kacey Bellamy (A), Megan Bozek, Megan Keller, Emily Matheson, Lee Stecklein. Forwards: Sydney Brodt, Kelly Browne, Dani Cameranesi, Alex Carpenter, Jesse Compher, Kendall Coyne (C), Britta Curl, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight (A), Annie Pankowski, Kelly Pannek, Abby Roque.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Geneviรจve Lacasse, Emerance Maschmeyer. Defence: Jamie Bourbonnais, Renata Fast, Laura Fortino, Micah Hart, Jocelyne Larocque (A), Meaghan Mikkelson, Lauriane Rougeau. Forwards: Meghan Agosta, Victoria Bach, Ann-Sophie Bettez, Emily Clark, Mรฉlodie Daoust, Loren Gabel, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Sarah Nurse, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Blayre Turnbull (A).

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ UNITED STATES
vs. CANADA (C) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
new champion
(previous 08 Nov 2019)
Last Title reign ends
(since 08 Nov 2019)
136 All-Time Wins
224
66 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
86 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 10-0 SUIย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญย โ€“ 21 Apr 1987 โ€“ WWT โ€“ North Yorkย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Previous IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-3 USAย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย โ€“ 10 Nov 2019 โ€“ EX โ€“ Cranberry Townshipย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 5-3 USAย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย โ€“ 10 Nov 2019 โ€“ EX โ€“ Cranberry Townshipย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA 2-1 CAN ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 17 Dec 2019 โ€“ RS โ€“ Moncton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit:ย USA Hockey
Photo Credit: CBCย – IIHFHHOFIOC

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