The first of two women’s hockey championships in a one week span has been crowned, with the expansion Minnesota Whitecaps defeating the Buffalo Beauts on home ice in a 2-1 overtime victory to capture the 2019 Isobel Cup.
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.
Brianne Jenner scored 37 seconds into overtime to lift Canada’s National Women’s Team to a 2-1 win over the United States on Sunday, and a 2-1 lead in the teams’ six-game pre-Olympic series.
Kevin Dineen is still looking for his first win as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Team, but after nearly completing a comeback victory over the United States on Saturday, he says he’s comfortable with the ability of his new squad.
The intense rivalry between Canada’s National Women’s Team and its American counterparts became abundantly clear Wednesday night on the ice at the Xcel Energy Center, but 40 saves by Charline Labonté and two points from defenceman Colleen Sostorics helped Canada earn a 2-1 win over the United States.
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)