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.

“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.

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

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

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

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: Jaime Bourbonnais, Renata Fast, Laura Fortino, Jocelyne Larocque (A), Meaghan Mikkelson, Lauriane Rougeau, Micah Zandee-Hart. 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).

vs. CANADA (C) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
new champion
(previous 08 Nov 2019)
Last Title reign ends
(since 08 Nov 2019)
136 All-Time Wins
66 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
86 wins
First IHLC Meeting (CAN vs. USA)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 2-1 USAย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย 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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