IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 2-1 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ – 17 Dec 2019

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 2-1 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Rivalry Series, Game 2
Avenir Centre, Moncton ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Goals from Alex Carpenter and Abby Roque and 27 saves from Aerin Frankel in her U.S. Womenโ€™s National Team debut helped Team USA to a 2-1 victory over Team Canada in the second game of the 2019-20 Rivalry Series here tonight at the Avenir Centre.

“I thought we played a real good game overall,” said Bob Corkum, head coach of the U.S. Womenโ€™s National Team. “It was a gritty effort and itโ€™s certainly nice to win these first two games of the Rivalry Series.”

Roque tallied her second goal in as many games when she collected a pass in the neutral zone and beat Canadian goaltender Ann-Renรฉe Desbiens stick-side to give the U.S. a 1-0 advantage 2:43 into the first period.

With 5:51 remaining in the opening frame, Carpenter doubled the lead when she snuck a redirected shot from Kelly Pannek past Desbiens to make it 2-0.

Despite outshooting Canada, 10-7, the hosts got the only goal of the middle frame off the stick of forward Ann-Sophie Bettez where her shot from the top of the right circle deflected off Frankel and into the net.

Canada turned up the heat in the final stanza and had several chances to score, including a flurry of five-straight shots on goal, but Frankel and Team USA held strong to secure a 2-1 victory.

Team USA owns a 2-0 series advantage heading into the final three games of the 2019-20 Rivalry Series. Games are set for 03 February in Victoria, British Columbia; 05 February in Vancouver; and 08 February in Anaheim, California.

NOTES: Alex Carpenter was named the U.S. Player of the Game…Abby Roque has scored in each of her first two games playing for the U.S. Womenโ€™s National Team…Natalie Buchbinder tallied her first point as a member of the U.S. Womenโ€™s National Team with an assist on Roqueโ€™s goal…There were just three penalties called in the game. The U.S. was 0-1 on the power play, while Canada was 0-2.

1st Period
02:43 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ GOAL – Roque (Buchbinder, Bellamy)
14:09 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ GOAL – Carpenter (Pannek, Kessel)
18:14 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Bellamy, hooking

2nd Period
22:01 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Rougeau, hooking
30:17 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Bettez (Fast, Saulnier)

3rd Period
48:38 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Cameranesi, hooking

W: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Frankel (27-28)
L: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Desbiens (19-21)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 8+10+3 = 21
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 9+7+12 = 28

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Goaltenders: Aerin Frankel, Maddie Rooney. Defence: Cayla Barnes, Kacey Bellamy (A), Natalie Buchbinder, Megan Keller, Emily Matheson, Lee Stecklein. Forwards: Sydney Brodt, Dani Cameranesi, Alex Carpenter, Jesse Compher, Kendall Coyne (C), Britta Curl, Clair DeGeorge, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight (A), Annie Pankowski, Kelly Pannek, Abby Roque.
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Ann-Renรฉe Desbiens, 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).

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ UNITED STATES (C) vs. CANADA ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
current champion
(since 14 Dec 2019)
Last Title 14 Dec 2019
137 All-Time Wins
67 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
86 wins
First IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
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 (USA vs. CAN)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 4-1 CANย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 14 Dec 2019 โ€“ RS โ€“ Hartford ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย USA 4-1 CANย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ โ€“ 14 Dec 2019 โ€“ RS โ€“ Hartford ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย CAN 3-2 USAย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) โ€“ 03 Feb 2020 โ€“ RS โ€“ Victoria ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Article Credit: USA Hockey
Photo Credit: USA Hockeyย – IIHFHHOFIOC



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