Game Report 239 IIHF Women's World Championship
PLAYED AT: USA Hockey Arena – A1
Date: Apr 7, 2017
GAME NOTES: CANADA FALLS IN OT, TAKES SILVER AT WOMEN’S WORLDS JASON LA ROSE PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) tied the game midway through the third period, but Canada’s National Women’s Team came up one goal short on Friday night, falling 3-2 in overtime to the United States in the gold medal game at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship. It is the second year in a row the Canadians have lost in extra time to the U.S. in the final; they suffered a 1-0 defeat on home ice in Kamloops, B.C., last April. Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) scored the other Canadian goal in support of goaltender Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Fort Saskatchewan, CHL), who was spectacular again in a 37-save performance. The Canadians were shut out 2-0 by the U.S. in the preliminary-round meeting between the teams last Friday, but Agosta needed just 61 seconds to ensure they wouldn’t be blanked again, taking a feed from Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) and picking the top corner over the glove of U.S. netminder Nicole Hensley. Kacey Bellamy answered for the Americans at 4:34, beating Szabados with a wrist shot through a screen. That would be it for scoring in the first 40 minutes, with Szabados and Hensley combining for 35 saves and Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) hitting the post late in the second period to keep the game tied after two. Bellamy needed just 42 seconds of the third period to give the U.S. its first lead, finishing a beautiful behind-the-back, no-look pass from Hilary Knight to make it 2-1. Jenner forced overtime with a power-play marker at 9:44, squeezing a shot past the pad of an outstretched Hensley. Originally waved off, the goal was confirmed after a video review, eventually forcing an extra period. Canada continued its strong penalty kill early in overtime after Wakefield was sent off for interference, but Knight ended it at 10:17, wiring a slap shot off the cross-bar and past Szabados for the gold-medal winner. The Americans, who came into the game with the best power play in the tournament, finished goalless in five chances and generated just five shots on goal with the man advantage. Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) finished as Canada’s leading scorer with two goals and four assists in five games; the Canadian captain was rewarded for her play with a spot on the media all-star team.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Szabados, Shannon
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
  Agosta, Meghan
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Rougeau, Lauriane
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 12  Mikkelson, Meaghan
 17  Bram, Bailey
 18  Krzyzaniak, Halli
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 21  Irwin, Haley
 23  Ambrose, Erin
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Clark, Emily
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 36  Fast, Renata
 37  Davis, Sarah
 40  Turnbull, Blayre
 43  Stacey, Laura
 44  Potomak, Sarah
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 High-Sticking 15:321 15:3217:32
2nd12 2:00 Hooking 13:321 13:3215:32
3rd43 2:00 Tripping 12:361 12:3614:36
3rd2:00 Tripping 17:361 17:3619:36
1st OT2:00 Interference 2:001 2:004:00
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Hensley, Nicole
G33  Rigsby, Alex
  Stecklein, Lee
  Keller, Megan
  Flanagan, Kali
  Lamoureux-Morando, Monique
  Pfalzer, Emily
  Bozek, Megan
 10  Duggan, Meghan
 11  Skarupa, Haley
 12  Pannek, Kelly
 14  Decker, Brianna
 16  Stack, Kelli
 17  Lamoureux-Davidson, Jocelyne
 19  Marvin, Gigi
 20  Brandt, Hannah
 21  Knight, Hilary
 22  Bellamy, Kacey
 25  Carpenter, Alex
 26  Coyne Schofield, Kendall
 28  Kessel, Amanda
 37  Pelkey, Amanda
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st19 2:00 Tripping 2:001 2:004:00
1st17 2:00 Roughing 6:491 6:498:49
2nd17 2:00 Slashing 4:191 4:196:19
2nd17 2:00 Tripping 8:031 8:0310:03
3rd14 2:00 Hooking 9:201 9:209:44
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st1:01  2-9            
3rd9:44 PP 19-29            
                
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st4:34  22-26-14            
3rd:42  22-21-14            
1st OT10:17  21-26            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA1 / 5
UNITED STATES 0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA10 min / 5 inf
UNITED STATES 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA2 G + 2 A = 4 Pts
UNITED STATES 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
CANADA10102
UNITED STATES 10113
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
CAN - Szabados (70:17) (OTL)10614737/0:001st OT/10:17
USA - Hensley (70:17) (W)9105428/0:001st OT/10:17
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official IIHF Women's World Championship Game Report.