Game Report 89 NWT - 4 Nations Cup
PLAYED AT: Vierumäki Ice Arena
Date: Nov 4, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA BEATS U.S. AT 4 NATIONS CUP WENDY GRAVES VIERUMÄKI, Finland – Haley Irwin’s (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) power play goal six minutes into the third period lifted Canada’s National Women’s Team to a 3-2 win over the United States at the 2016 4 Nations Cup on Friday. After two shots from Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) and one from Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) were saved, Irwin beat American goaltender Alex Rigsby from in close. Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont./Hockey Canada) and Sarah Davis (Paradise, N.L./Calgary, CWHL) – with her first-ever goal for the national team – also scored for Canada. Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) made 30 saves for her second win of the tournament. The win ended Canada’s six-game losing streak to its biggest rival. The key was the team’s ability to respond quickly. Only 13 seconds after the opening face-off, Kendall Coyne finished off a give-and-go with Hilary Knight for the game’s first goal. A mere 27 seconds later Canada answered. Erin Ambrose (Keswick, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) sent a slap pass from the blue-line down low to Agosta, who turned and tied the game. The goal was the first one surrendered by the Americans in the tournament. The United States retook the lead just past the midway mark of the second period. Lacasse made a nice save on Kelli Stack in tight but couldn’t squeeze the rebound, allowing Amanda Pelkey to score. Again, Canada replied quickly, this time two minutes later. Jessica Campbell (Rocanville, Sask./Calgary, CWHL) skated out of her zone up along the side boards and found Davis with a centering pass through three defenders. The Canadian penalty kill continued to come up big. After not conceding a goal on eight American power play opportunities on Friday, it’s now 15/15 for the event. Canada finished the preliminary round with a perfect 3-0 mark and improved its overall record against the United States at the event to 28-12-1. The two teams meet again on Saturday in the gold medal game (11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT).
Visiting Team: United States
Home Team: Canada
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Hensley, Nicole
G33  Rigsby, Alex
G41  Amsley-Benzie, Shelby
  Stecklein, Lee
  Keller, Megan
  Lamoureux-Morando, Monique
  Pfalzer, Emily
  Bozek, Megan
 10  Duggan, Meghan
 11  Skarupa, Haley
 12  Schleper, Anne
 14  Decker, Brianna
 16  Stack, Kelli
 17  Lamoureux-Davidson, Jocelyne
 18  Anderson, Stephanie
 20  Brandt, Hannah
 21  Knight, Hilary
 22  Bellamy, Kacey
 25  Carpenter, Alex
 26  Coyne Schofield, Kendall
 27  Pankowski, Anne
 28  Kessel, Amanda
 32  Trivigno, Dana
 37  Pelkey, Amanda
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st17 2:00 Tripping 4:251 20:006:25
1st18 2:00 Slashing 10:421 20:0012:42
2nd10 2:00 Tripping 3:061 20:005:06
3rd2:00 Tripping 4:111 20:006:11
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Maschmeyer, Emerance
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
G34  Howe, Erica
  Agosta, Meghan
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Rattray, Jamie Lee
  Fortino, Laura
  Wakefield, Jennifer
 14  Birchard, Courtney
 15  Daoust, Mélodie
 17  Bram, Bailey
 19  Jenner, Brianne
 20  Kohanchuk, Jenelle
 21  Irwin, Haley
 23  Ambrose, Erin
 24  Spooner, Natalie
 26  Campbell, Jessica
 27  Watchorn, Tara
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 36  Fast, Renata
 37  Davis, Sarah
 43  Stacey, Laura
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st21 2:00 Tripping 1:331 20:003:33
1st14 2:00 Tripping 2:361 20:004:36
1st15 2:00 Slashing 10:191 20:0012:19
2nd29 2:00 Hooking 4:031 20:006:03
2nd2:00 Hooking 16:531 20:0018:53
2nd27 2:00 Cross-Checking 19:041 20:001:44
3rd15 2:00 Hooking 3:361 20:005:36
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st:13  26-21            
2nd12:40  37-17-16            
                
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st:40  2-23-14            
2nd14:43  37-26            
3rd5:59 PP 21-24-29            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
UNITED STATES0 / 7
CANADA1 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
UNITED STATES8 min / 4 inf
CANADA14 min / 7 inf
POINT SUMMARY
UNITED STATES2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
CANADA3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
UNITED STATES1102
CANADA1113
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
USA - Rigsby (59:35) (L)81514/0:003rd/19:35
CAN - Lacasse (60:00) (W)1281030/0:003rd/20:00
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official NWT - 4 Nations Cup Game Report.