Game Report 2222 NWT - 4 Nations Cup
PLAYED AT: Sasktel Centre
Date: Nov 7, 2018
GAME NOTES: CANADA EDGED BY U.S. IN 4 NATIONS PRELIMS ALI WILSON SASKATOON, Sask. – Loren Gabel (Kitchener, Ont./Clarkson University, ECAC) tied the game early in the third period for her first goal with Canada’s National Women’s Team, but a late winner left the Canadians with a 2-1 loss to the United States in preliminary-round play Wednesday at the 2018 4 Nations Cup. The game marked the first meeting between the teams since the Olympic gold medal game nine months ago, and while the result wasn’t what Canada wanted, its young roster proved it could handle the biggest rivalry in women’s hockey. The U.S. came out fast, and Hannah Brandt chipped an early goal past Canadian goaltender Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Buffalo, NWHL) just 78 seconds in for a quick 1-0 lead. But Szabados was flawless the rest of the way in the first period, making 15 saves as Canada found itself outshot 16-4. The Canadians picked up the pace in the second, with the veterans leading the charge; shots in the middle frame favoured the red-and-white 10-9, but U.S. netminder Alex Rigsby kept the Americans up by one. After an early power play in the third period failed to produce the tying goal, an all-Ontario line finally got Canada even; Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont./Markham, CWHL) was stopped on a two-on-one but Kristin O’Neill (Oakville, Ont./Cornell University, ECAC) threw the puck into the slot for Gabel, who banged in the 1-1 goal at 3:30. Another Canada-U.S. match-up seemed destined for overtime, but the rebound of a Brianna Decker shot went off the body of Sydney Brodt and in to give the Americans a lead they would not relinquish. Both goaltenders were terrific – Szabados finished with 31 saves, while Rigsby made 23 stops. Canada will close out the preliminary round Friday night against Finland (7:30 p.m. CT), while the Americans will take on Sweden in their finale (3 p.m. CT).
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G33  Rigsby, Alex
G35  Rooney, Maddie
  Gardner, Mikaela
  Barnes, Cayla
  Keller, Megan
  Flanagan, Kali
  Pfalzer, Emily
  Bozek, Megan
 11  Lonergan, Caitrin
 12  Pannek, Kelly
C14  Decker, Brianna
 15  Brodt, Sydney
 19  Marvin, Gigi
 20  Brandt, Hannah
 21  Knight, Hilary
 22  Bellamy, Kacey
 23  Morin, Sidney
 24  Cameranesi, Dani
 26  Coyne Schofield, Kendall
 27  Pankowski, Annie
 28  Kessel, Amanda
 39  Samoskevich, Melissa
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
2nd2:00 Tripping 19:381 19:381:38
3rd22 2:00 Checking from Behind 10:571 10:5712:57
3rd22 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 10:57  12:5720:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Szabados, Shannon
G38  Maschmeyer, Emerance
A Larocque, Jocelyne
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Stacey, Laura
  Fortino, Laura
 10  Fillier, Sarah
 11  Saulnier, Jillian
 14  Fast, Renata
A15  Daoust, Mélodie
 18  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 20  Nurse, Sarah
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 25  Bourbonnais, Jaime
 28  Zandee-Hart, Micah
C29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 36  Gabel, Loren
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
 43  O’Neill, Kristin
 45  Gosling, Katelyn
 47  Rattray, Jamie Lee
 51  Bach, Victoria
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st 2:00 Too Many Players 11:271 11:2713:27
1st20 2:00 Tripping 16:161 16:1618:16
3rd18 2:00 Body-Checking 14:361 14:3616:36
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st1:18  20-21-24            
3rd18:22  15-26-14            
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
3rd3:30  36-43-47            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES0 / 3
CANADA0 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES14 min / 3 inf
CANADA6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
CANADA1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES1012
CANADA0011
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Rigsby (60:00) (W)410923/0:003rd/20:00
CAN - Szabados (58:35) (L)159731/0:003rd/18:35
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:13 PM
  -  End:9:21 PM
  -  Attendance: 
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official NWT - 4 Nations Cup Game Report.