Game Report 1867 NWT - Series vs. USA
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Date: Oct 22, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA DROPS SERIES OPENER TO AMERICANS WENDY GRAVES QUEBEC CITY, Que. – Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont./Hockey Canada) and Jillian Saulnier (Halifax, N.S./Calgary, CWHL) scored, but Canada’s National Women’s Team fell 5-2 to the United States on Sunday in the first of six pre-Olympic exhibition games between the rivals. Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) took the loss in net. Canada looked to have opened the scoring six minutes in; Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) drove down the boards and behind the U.S. net before passing out front. With the puck going in off the skate of the trailing Bailey Bram (Ste. Anne, Man./Calgary, CWHL), the goal was waved off. Instead, it was the U.S. getting on the board first. On the power play, Megan Bozek hit the post from the point, and Hilary Knight deposited in the rebound from the doorstep. Minutes after the Canadians couldn’t convert of their first power play opportunity, the U.S. doubled its lead with another rebound, this one by Brianna Decker. Canada broke through late in the first. Agosta broke free on a breakaway, and after goaltender Maddie Rooney slipped coming out to challenge, the forward scored into an empty net. Agosta now has 20 goals against the United States, most of anyone on Canada’s 28-player centralization roster. The U.S. took control of the game with a three-goal second period. Annie Pankowski tipped in Alex Carpenter’s centering pass only 1:12 into the period. A poor cross-ice pass by the Canadians was intercepted and led to Carpenter scoring shorthanded off a centering pass from Emily Pfalzer. Decker then scored her second goal of the game, a one-timer seconds into a power play. Canada struggled to create offence of its own during the middle frame. Its first shot didn’t come until nine minutes in, on the power play. The only goal of the third period came on a nice passing play by the Canadians, and Saulnier’s backhand finish off a behind-the-net feed from Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL). The teams face off again Wednesday night (7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT) in Boston.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
G35  Desbiens, Ann-Renee
  Agosta, Meghan
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Rougeau, Lauriane
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 11  Saulnier, Jill
 12  Mikkelson, Meaghan
 15  Daoust, Melodie
 17  Bram, Bailey
 18  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 20  Nurse, Sarah
 23  Ambrose, Erin
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Clark, Emily
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
 44  Potomak, Sarah
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st26 2:00 Slashing 7:421 7:429:42
2nd2:00 Tripping 5:201 5:207:20
2nd23 2:00 Interference 16:141 16:1416:23
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Hensley, Nicole
G33  Rigsby, Alex
G35  Rooney, Maddie
  Stecklein, Lee
  Keller, Megan
  Flanagan, Kali
  Lamoureux-Morando, Monique
  Pfalzer, Emily
  Bozek, Megan
 10  Duggan, Meghan
 12  Pannek, Kelly
 14  Decker, Brianna
 17  Lamoureux-Davidson, Jocelyne
 19  Marvin, Gigi
 20  Brandt, Hannah
 21  Knight, Hilary
 22  Bellamy, Kacey
 24  Cameranesi, Dani
 25  Carpenter, Alex
 26  Coyne Schofield, Kendall
 27  Pankowski, Annie
 28  Kessel, Amanda
 37  Pelkey, Amanda
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st10 2:00 Tripping 11:381 11:3813:38
2nd22 2:00 Interference 8:441 8:4410:44
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st17:31  2            
3rd12:53  11-19-4            
                
                
                
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st9:05 PP 21-9-14            
1st16:00  14-7-10            
2nd1:11  27-25            
2nd10:16 SH 25-8            
2nd16:22 PP 14-26-9            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 0 / 2
UNITED STATES 2 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 6 min / 3 inf
UNITED STATES 4 min / 2 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
UNITED STATES 5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1012
UNITED STATES2305
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Desbiens (60:00) (L)125219/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Rooney (60:00) (W)97723/0:003rd/20:00
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