IHLC Results – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-1 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ – 22 Oct 2021

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 3-1 United States ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Rivalry Series, Game 1
PPL Center, Allentown ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Friday, 22 October 2021

Emily Clark scored twice, including the go-ahead goal 5:05 into the third period, and Canada beat the United States 3-1 in Game 1 of a nine-game pre-Olympic Rivalry Series between the national womenโ€™s hockey teams Friday night.

It was the first meeting between the cross-border rivals and worldโ€™s top hockey powers since Canadaโ€™s 3-2 overtime victory in the Gold Medal Game of the Womenโ€™s World Championships in Calgary, Alberta, on 31 August. The Canadians have won three straight meetings to mark their best streak since a five-game run before a 3-2 shootout loss in the Gold Medal Game at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

Clark sealed the outcome with an empty-net goal, and Sarah Fillier also scored for Canada, which ended the Americansโ€™ run of winning five consecutive world titles in August. Emerance Maschmeyer stopped 28 shots, including 14 in the second period when the U.S. outshot Canada 15-3. Her best stop came 20 seconds after Clark scored, when she held her ground to turn aside Hayley Scamurraโ€™s backhander from in tight off a Canada turnover in its own end.

Scamurra scored and Alex Cavallini (nรฉe Rigsby) stopped 16 shots.

The teams will meet again in Hartford, Connecticut, on Monday night.

Clarkโ€™s go-ahead goal came shortly after Canadaโ€™s power-play unit failed to register a shot on net with Megan Bozek off for cross-checking. Ella Shelton set up the play by gaining the American blue line and turning around in the right circle to feed Clark, whoโ€™s shot beat Cavallini through a screen and inside the near post.

The teams traded power-play goals through the first 40 minutes, with Canada opening the scoring on Fillierโ€™s 13:39 into the first period, and 29 seconds after Abby Roque was penalized for tripping.

Off the faceoff in the U.S. zone, Canada worked the puck back to Erin Ambrose, whoโ€™s shot from the blue line was tipped in front by teammate Rebecca Johnston. Cavallini made the stop, but was unable to control the rebound, which dribbled to her left, where an untouched Fillier swept it into the open side.

Scamurra tied it 11:21 into the second period, when Maschmeyer stopped Caroline Harveyโ€™s point shot. Scamurra spun away from Renata Fast in front and roofed the rebound inside the crossbar.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic shutting down womenโ€™s hockey for 18 months, the outing was Team USAโ€™s first against an international opponent on U.S. soil in 622 days, dating to a 4-3 overtime win over Canada in a rivalry series game played at Anaheim, California, on 08 February 2020.

The first period wasnโ€™t over before the bad blood between the two teams became apparent with U.S. forward Hilary Knight exchanging shoves with Canadaโ€™a Mรฉlodie Daoust following a scramble in front of the Canadian net with three seconds remaining.

NOTES: U.S. goaltender Maddie Rooney, who missed the World Championship after suffering a lower body injury, is being eased back into action and not expected to play until the team travels to play a three-game series against Russia in Northern Ireland starting on 09 November…Canada D Blayre Turnbull, who broke her fibula during the Gold Medal celebrations in August, has resumed skating but there is no timetable for her return…U.S. captain Kendall Coyne Schofield played in her 150th international game, including the Under-18 and -22 levels.

1st Period
13:10 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Roque, tripping
13:39 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PP GOAL – Fillier (Johnston, Ambrose)

2nd Period
27:59 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Fast, cross checking
31:00 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย PEN – Johnston, roughing
31:21 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PP GOAL – Scamurra (Harvey, Keller)
34:06 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Curl, boarding

3rd Period
42:41 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Bozek, cross checking
45:05 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GOAL – Clark (Shelton, Nurse)
45:25 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Ambrose, roughing
45:25 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Scamurra, roughing
45:25 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Poulin, roughing
45:25 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Murphy, roughing
46:41 – ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ PEN – Decker, hooking
59:44 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ PEN – Poulin, body checking
59:54 – ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ SH EN GOAL – Clark (Larocque, Nurse)

W: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Maschmeyer (28-29)
L: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Rigsby (16-18)

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ 11+3+5 = 19
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ 7+15+7 = 29

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Goaltenders: Ann-Renรฉe Desbiens, Emerance Maschmeyer. Defence: Erin Ambrose, Ashton Bell, Renata Fast, Jocelyne Larocque (A), Ella Shelton, Claire Thompson, Micah Zandee-Hart. Forwards: Victoria Bach, Emily Clark, Mรฉlodie Daoust, Jessie Eldridge, Sarah Fillier, Brianne Jenner (A), Rebecca Johnston, Sarah Nurse, Kristin O’Neill, Marie-Philip Poulin (C), Jillian Saulnier, Natalie Spooner, Laura Stacey.
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธย Goaltenders: Nicole Hensley, Alex Rigsby. Defence: Cayla Barnes, Megan Bozek, Natalie Buchbinder, Jincy Dunne, Kali Flanagan, Caroline Harvey, Megan Keller, Lee Stecklein (A). Forwards: Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne (C), Britta Curl, Brianna Decker (A), Lacey Eden, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight (A), Abbey Murphy, Abby Roque, Hayley Scamurra.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CANADA (C)
current champion
(since 26 Aug 2021)
Last Title 26 Aug 2021
230 All-Time Wins
90 wins Head-To-Head
(+ 1 tie)
69 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‡ฆ CAN 3-2 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) โ€“ 31 Aug 2021 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ…
Last IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 3-2 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ (OT) โ€“ 31 Aug 2021 โ€“ WWC โ€“ Calgary ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ…
Next IHLC Game
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CAN 3-2 USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ โ€“ 25 Oct 2021 โ€“ RS โ€“ Hartford ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Article Credit: TSN
Photo Credit: Hockey Canadaย – IIHFHHOFIOC



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