Game Report 1855 Olympic Winter Games - Women
PLAYED AT: Kwandong Hockey Centre
Date: Feb 14, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGES U.S., FINISHES PERFECT PRELIMS JASON LA ROSE GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) was spectacular in a 44-save performance, backstopping Canada's Women's Olympic Team to a 2-1 win over the United States in the preliminary-round finale for both Thursday at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The victory is the 23rd consecutive for the Canadians at the Olympics, and the fifth in a row over the U.S. Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) and Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) provided the offence for Canada, scoring second-period goals just over seven minutes apart. The first period was a shooting gallery, with the teams combining for 26 shots (the Americans had a 14-12 advantage). But Lacasse and American counterpart Maddie Rooney were perfect, sending the game to the intermission scoreless. Agosta made good on a Canadian power play to get the scoring started just past the seven-minute mark of the second period, finishing a behind-the-back pass from Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) to put Canada ahead. Nurse doubled the lead at 14:56, finding room over the short-side shoulder of Rooney with a picture-perfect shot, going just under the cross-bar for her first-ever Olympic goal. The Americans had a chance to get one back before the end of the middle frame, but Lacasse turned away Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson on a penalty shot after a Canadian covered the puck in the crease. The U.S. did eventually pull within one when Kendall Coyne split the defence and went five-hole on Lacasse just 23 seconds into the third period, but that would be the lone puck to beat the Canadian netminder. The teams traded late power plays, and scoring chances, in the dying minutes, but neither could produce a goal. The Canadians had a potential insurance goal from Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) waved off, while the Americans hit the post in the final seconds. With the win, Canada finishes perfect in the preliminary round and clinches first place in Group A. It will wait for the results of the quarter-finals on Saturday to find out its Sunday semifinal opponent.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Szabados, Shannon
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
  Agosta, Meghan
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Rougeau, Lauriane
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Stacey, Laura
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 11  Saulnier, Jill
 12  Mikkelson, Meaghan
 14  Fast, Renata
 15  Daoust, Mélodie
 17  Bram, Bailey
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 20  Nurse, Sarah
 21  Irwin, Haley
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Clark, Emily
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Body-Checking 9:311 9:3111:31
2nd2:00 Roughing 17:001 17:0019:00
3rd29 2:00 Interference 16:541 16:5418:54
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G33  Rigsby, Alex
G35  Rooney, Maddie
  Stecklein, Lee
  Barnes, Cayla
  Keller, Megan
  Flanagan, Kali
  Lamoureux-Morando, Monique
  Pfalzer, Emily
 10  Duggan, Meghan
 11  Skarupa, Haley
 12  Pannek , Kelly
 14  Decker, Brianna
 17  Lamoureux-Davidson, Jocelyne
 19  Marvin, Gigi
 20  Brandt, Hannah
 21  Knight, Hilary
 22  Bellamy, Kacey
 23  Sidney, Morin
 24  Cameranesi, Dani
 26  Coyne Schofield, Kendall
 28  Kessel, Amanda
 37  Pelkey, Amanda
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Interference 18:381 18:380:38
2nd2:00 Interference 5:481 5:487:18
3rd21 2:00 Tripping 12:191 12:1914:39
3rd14 2:00 Cross-Checking 16:071 16:0718:07
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd7:18 PP 2-24-19            
2nd14:56  20-3            
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
3rd:23  26-14            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 4
UNITED STATES 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
UNITED STATES 1 G + 1 A = 2 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0202
UNITED STATES0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Lacasse (60:00) (W)14181244/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Rooney (58:56) (L)124521/0:003rd/18:56
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official Olympic Winter Games - Women Game Report.