IHLC Results – United States 2-1 Canada – 17 Dec 2019

🇺🇸 United States 2-1 Canada 🇨🇦
Exhibition Game
Avenir Centre, Moncton 🇨🇦
Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Goals from Alex Carpenter and Abby Roque and 27 saves from Aerin Frankel in her U.S. Women’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. Women’s National Team. “It was a gritty effort and it’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-Renée 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 Feb in Victoria, British Columbia; 05 Feb in Vancouver; and 08 Feb 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. Women’s National Team…Natalie Buchbinder tallied her first point as a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team with an assist on Roque’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 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Roque (Buchbinder, Bellamy)
14:09 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Carpenter (Pannek, Kessel)
18:14 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Bellamy, hooking

2nd Period
22:01 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Rougeau, hooking
30:17 – 🇨🇦 GOAL – Bettez (Fast, Saulnier)

3rd Period
48:38 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Cameranesi, hooking

W: 🇺🇸 Frankel (27-28)
L: 🇨🇦 Desbiens (19-21)

🇺🇸 8+10+3 = 21
🇨🇦 9+7+12 = 28

🇺🇸 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.
🇨🇦 Goaltenders: Ann-Renée Desbiens, 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, Mélodie Daoust, Loren Gabel, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Sarah Nurse, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Blayre Turnbull (A).

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)
🇨🇦 CAN 10-0 SUI 🇨🇭 – 21 Apr 1987 – WWT – North York 🇨🇦
Previous IHLC Meeting (USA vs. CAN)
🇺🇸 USA 4-1 CAN 🇨🇦 – 14 Dec 2019 – EX – Hartford 🇺🇸
Last IHLC Game
🇺🇸 USA 4-1 CAN 🇨🇦 – 14 Dec 2019 – EX – Hartford 🇺🇸
Next IHLC Game
🇺🇸 USA vs. CAN 🇨🇦 – 03 Feb 2020 – EX – Victoria 🇨🇦

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


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