The International Hockey Lineal Championship saw its usual see-saw between Canada and the United States on the women’s side, trading back and forth over a 15-game span in 2017, with both teams working to build momentum for the upcoming Olympics in PyeongChang.
Canada needed just 37 seconds to capture an overtime win from Team USA in front of a packed Minnesota crowd on a hostile Sunday afternoon, wrenching away the International Hockey Lineal Championship with a 2-1 victory as the days inch closer to the PyeongChang Olympics.
Canada got as close to the International Hockey Lineal Championship as it had since losing the title earlier this month to Team USA in Calgary, but fell 3-2 in a shootout in the fifth of six pre-Olympic exhibition games against Team USA, who retains the IHLC in advance of the series finale in Toronto.
01:09 – GOAL – Ouellette (Hefford)
06:21 – PEN – Darwitz, interference
08:06 – PP GOAL – Apps (Weatherston, Hefford)
14:16 – PEN – Goyette, high sticking
15:00 – PP GOAL – Darwitz (Wendell, Wall)