Game Report 1203 IIHF Women's World Championship
PLAYED AT: Malmö Isstadion
Date: Apr 4, 2015
GAME NOTES: CANADA FALLS TO U.S.; TAKES HOME WORLDS SILVER WENDY GRAVES MALMÖ, Sweden – It was the match-up everybody saw coming, but the game no one could’ve expected. In the highest-scoring gold medal game in IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship history, Canada’s National Women’s Team fell to the United States 7-5 on Saturday. Canada spotted its rival a three-goal lead before the game was half over, only to tie things up with a trio of goals 2:03 apart in the second. The U.S. retook the lead for good with less than eight to play in the third, then added an insurance marker 1:36 later. Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) scored twice for Canada, Brigette Lacquette (Mallard, Man./University of Minnesota Duluth, WCHA) had a goal and two assists, and Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que./Montreal, CWHL) and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Boston University, HE) each had a goal and a helper. Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) started in net, but was replaced by Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Boston, CWHL) after allowing four goals on 20 shots in the first period. Lacasse stopped 13 of 16 over the final 40 minutes. A week after surrendering three power play goals to the Americans in a 4-2 loss, Canada’s special teams once again quickly became the story. Already leading 1-0 on an Annie Pankowski goal, the Americans struck twice in the first on the man advantage – first Hilary Knight from the face-off circle; minutes later Megan Keller hacked in a rebound from the top of the crease. Johnston got Canada on the board when she spun and fired a backhand past a surprised Jessie Vetter. After Anne Scheleper restored the three-goal lead for the Americans, Poulin went low stick side to leave Canada trailing 4-2 after the first. No sooner had the Canadian penalty kill given itself a boost early in the second, Haley Skarupa was left alone in front of the net to put the Americans up 5-2 only 34 seconds after being turned aside on the man advantage. Lacquette’s point shot through a double screen of Poulin and Ouellette at the halfway point of the game seemed to wake Canada up. Only 1:38 later Poulin picked off Vetter’s pass behind the net and fed Johnston out front for her second of the game. Alex Rigsby replaced Vetter but fared no better. Ouellette deflected Lacquette’s point shot just 25 seconds after Rigsby entered the game. A back-and-forth third turned for the Americans when Brianna Decker finished off a two-on-one with Knight. A power play goal from Kendall Coyne shortly after provided the U.S. a cushion and capped the scoring.
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Vetter, Jessie
G33  Rigsby, Alex
  Stecklein, Lee
  Keller, Megan
  Lamoureux-Morando, Monique
  Pfalzer, Emily
 10  Duggan, Meghan
 11  Skarupa, Haley
 14  Decker, Brianna
 15  Schleper, Anne
 17  Lamoureux-Davidson, Jocelyne
 18  Anderson, Stephanie
 20  Brandt, Hannah
 21  Knight, Hilary
 22  Bellamy, Kacey
 23  Picard, Michelle
 24  Cameranesi, Dani
 25  Carpenter, Alex
 26  Coyne Schofield, Kendall
 27  Pankowski, Annie
 32  Trivigno, Dana
 36  Hickel, Zoe
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st15 2:00 Tripping minor 12:171 12:179:43
3rd2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 3:441 3:4418:16
3rd21 2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 19:491 19:492:11
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
G33  Desbiens, Ann-Renee
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Rougeau, Lauriane
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Rattray, Jamie Lee
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 11  Saulnier, Jill
 13  Ouellette, Caroline
 14  Birchard-Kessel, Courtney
 17  Bram, Bailey
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Campbell, Jessica
 27  Watchorn, Tara
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 37  Davis, Sarah
 38  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 39  Clark, Emily
 41  Terry, Kelly
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 (auto) Body Checking minor 5:541 5:5416:06
1st19 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 9:561 9:5612:04
2nd2:00 (auto) Delay of Game minor 4:591 4:5917:01
3rd27 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 12:331 12:339:27
3rd14 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 15:431 15:436:17
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st2:51  27-32-18            
1st6:38 PP 21-7            
1st11:01 PP 5-10-17            
1st17:08  15-24-7            
2nd7:33  11-20-24            
3rd11:42  14-21-26            
3rd13:18 PP 26            
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st12:25 PP 6-19-4            
1st17:47  29            
2nd10:03  4-13-5            
2nd11:41  6-29            
2nd12:06  13-4            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES 3 / 5
CANADA 1 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 6 min / 3 inf
CANADA 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES 7 G + 11 A = 18 Pts
CANADA 5 G + 6 A = 11 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES4127
CANADA2305
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Vetter (31:42) 5005/0:002nd/11:42
USA - Rigsby (28:18) (W)09817/11:423rd/20:00
CAN - Desbiens (20:00) 160016/0:002nd/0:00
CAN - Lacasse (38:15) (L)0505/0:003rd/18:15
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 10:00 AM
  -  End: 10:00 AM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Women's World Championship Game Report.