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.
Geneviève Lacasse picked up her first career shutout against the United States, turning aside 32 shots as Canada’s National Women’s Team took Game 4 of the pre-Olympic series 2-0 on Tuesday.
Canada saved its best for last at the women’s world hockey championship.
The Canadian women played their most complete game of the tournament to take the gold medal with a 5-1 win over the U.S. in Tuesday’s final, although the victory wasn’t without controversy on their second goal of the game.
On the strength of three-point nights from Danielle Goyette and Vicky Sunohara, Canada defeated Finland 5-0 Monday at the MTS Centre, securing a berth in Tuesday’s gold medal game versus the defending champion Americans.
The opening game of the Playoff Round at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre on Saturday was a true see-saw struggle. To the delight of the sell-out crowd, a pink-clad Canadian squad rallied from a 4-2 second-period deficit to earn a 5-4 shootout victory over the archrival USA. Hayley Wickenheiser scored the decisive goal.
Canadian fans went home happy Thursday night after the host team’s resounding 8-0 victory over Germany to close out the Preliminary Round. For the second straight game, “O Canada” was played at the MTS Centre.
The race to rule women’s hockey is on, and Team Canada picked up right where it left off at the 2006 Olympics, dominating the Swiss 9-0 in its first step toward the goal of regaining the World Championship crown. Canada’s five-goal first period sealed Switzerland’s fate.
00:21 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Wendell (Darwitz)
02:49 – 🇺🇸 PEN – King, body checking
03:18 – 🇨🇦 PP GOAL – Kingsbury (Piper, Wickenheiser)
14:16 – 🇺🇸 GOAL – Ka. King (Stephens, Wall)
14:46 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Wickenheiser, holding
17:16 – 🇺🇸 PEN – Engstrom, high sticking
19:03 – 🇨🇦 PEN – Apps, body checking