Game Report 1871 NWT - Series vs. USA
PLAYED AT: SAP Center
Date: Dec 15, 2017
GAME NOTES: GAME STORY CANADA WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT OF WOMEN’S SERIES Wendy Graves SAN JOSE, Calif. – Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL), Sarah Nurse (Hamilton, Ont./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) scored as Canada’s National Women’s Team beat the United States 3-1 to pick up its fourth straight win of the pre-Olympic series. Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) made 25 saves in earning her first win against the Americans with the National Women’s Team. Two other players also scored milestones: for Nurse, her goal was her first point against her team’s biggest rival; and with her assist on Irwin’s goal, Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove, B.C./University of Minnesota, WCHA) picked up her first point against the U.S. After dropping the opener of the six-game set, Canada now leads the series 4-1. Its latest win was its best game yet. The team held a 36-26 advantage in shots on net, and both Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont./Hockey Canada) and Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) rang pucks off the outside of the post. It was the United States, however, striking first on the power play early in the second period. Fifteen seconds after Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) took a seat for tripping, Brianna Decker snuck away from her defender to shovel in a rebound at the side of the net. Later in the period, Canada struck twice in less than three minutes to take a lead it wouldn’t relinquish. Irwin tied the game with a great individual effort. She gained possession of the puck below the goal line, cycled to the side boards, held the puck through the slot and finished with a low backhand from the circle. Nurse swiped at the puck in the crease and, with perhaps an assist to the stick of defender Kacey Bellamy, gave Canada the lead 2:24 later on a goal that needed a pair of video reviews. The challenges confirmed no kicking motion by Nurse and no goalie interference by a crashing-the-net Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Markham, CWHL). Canada struck early in the third period to extend its lead. Agosta won a battle along the end boards and fed the puck out front to Poulin, who paused for a split second before going glove side. Alex Rigsby stopped 33 Canadian shots for the U.S. The teams wrap up their series in Edmonton on Sunday (7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT).
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Szabados, Shannon
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
G35  Desbiens, Ann-Renée
  Agosta, Meghan
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Rougeau, Lauriane
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Stacey, Laura
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 11  Saulnier, Jillian
 12  Mikkelson, Meaghan
 14  Fast, Renata
 15  Daoust, Mélodie
 17  Bram, Bailey
 18  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 20  Nurse, Sarah
 21  Irwin, Haley
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Clark, Emily
 28  Zandee-Hart, Micah
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
 44  Potomak, Sarah
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st20 2:00 Hooking 3:161 5:16
2nd2:00 Tripping 1:501 2:05
2nd2:00 Roughing 18:401 0:40
3rd29 2:00 Delay of Game 18:591 20:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Hensley, Nicole
G33  Rigsby, Alex
G35  Rooney, Maddie
  Stecklein, Lee
  Barnes, Cayla
  Keller, Megan
  Flanagan, Kali
  Lamoureux-Morando, Monique
  Pfalzer, Emily
  Bozek, Megan
 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
 24  Cameranesi, Dani
 25  Carpenter, Alex
 26  Coyne Schofield, Kendall
 27  Pankowski, Annie
 28  Kessel, Amanda
 37  Pelkey, Amanda
 38  Morin, Sidney
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st22 2:00 Body-Checking 19:431 1:43
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 15:211 17:21
3rd22 2:00 Body-Checking 13:441 15:44
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd12:57  21-18-44            
2nd15:21  20-26            
3rd:55  29-2-15            
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
2nd2:05 PP 14-21-26            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA0 / 3
UNITED STATES1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA8 min / 4 inf
UNITED STATES6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
UNITED STATES1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA0213
UNITED STATES0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Desbiens (60:00) (W)79925/0:003rd/20:00
USA - Rigsby (60:00) (L)1116633/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official NWT - Series vs. USA Game Report.