Game Report 1939 NWT - Series vs. USA
PLAYED AT: Rogers Place
Date: Dec 17, 2017
GAME NOTES: WAKEFIELD NETS OT WINNER IN SERIES FINALE Wendy Graves EDMONTON, Alta. – Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) scored with 26 seconds to play in overtime as Canada’s National Women’s Team defeated the United States 2-1 to close out the teams’ six-game pre-Olympic series. Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) set up the game-winner with a great individual effort, taking the puck from mid-ice, driving along the boards and below the goal line, before throwing the puck out front. A trailing Wakefield buried the puck home in the crease. Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) scored in regulation for Canada. Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Markham, CWHL) earned the assists. Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Hockey Canada) picked up her second 2-1 overtime win of the series. After dropping the opener, Canada ran off five straight wins in the series. The crowd of 17,468 saw Canada open the scoring late in the first period on Sunday. Coming in, the Americans had enjoyed eight more power play chances than the Canadians. When it did have the man-advantage, Canada had struggled, converting only once in 18 opportunities. In the series finale, the Canadian power play broke through for the first time since Game 2. Gigi Marvin and Meghan Duggan took back-to-back penalties, giving Canada a five-on-three advantage for 31 seconds. Marvin’s penalty had just expired when Fortino fed a short pass to Poulin, whose slap shot from the top of the circle beat Maddie Rooney. It was Poulin’s team-leading fourth goal of the series. Poulin – 4G 1A – and Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont./Hockey Canada) – 2G 3A – finished tied for the team lead in scoring, with five points each. The United States equalized with the only goal of the second period, with Hilary Knight finishing off a centering pass from Kendall Coyne. After playing eight times this fall – the teams also met twice at the 2017 4 Nations Cup, with Canada dropping both games – there’s no love lost between the two rivals. But they will now enjoy a two-month break from each other. Canada next faces the United States on Feb. 14, 2018, in the preliminary round of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
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
 18  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 20  Nurse, Sarah
 21  Irwin, Haley
 23  Ambrose, Erin
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Clark, Emily
 28  Zandee-Hart, Micah
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
 44  Potomak, Sarah
 46  Potomak, Amy
CANADA PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd28 2:00 Tripping 0:531 2:53
2nd29 2:00 Hooking 18:041 0:04
3rd24 2:00 Tripping 3:341 5:34
3rd40 2:00 Delay of Game 13:281 15:28
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
Pos No.   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  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st19 2:00 Hooking 15:111 17:11
1st10 2:00 Holding 16:421 18:42
2nd28 2:00 Tripping 18:261 0:26
3rd24 2:00 Hooking 0:541 2:54
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA Goals CANADA PLAYERS (plus) UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st17:15 PP 29-6-8            
1st OT4:34  9-24            
UNITED STATES Goals UNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus) CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd14:02  21-26-7            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA 1 / 4
UNITED STATES 0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA 8 min / 4 inf
UNITED STATES 8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA 2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
UNITED STATES 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
CANADA10012
UNITED STATES01001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CAN - Szabados (64:34) (W)81113234/0:001st OT/4:34
USA - Rooney (64:34) (OTL)1046424/0:001st OT/4:34
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official NWT - Series vs. USA Game Report.