Game Report 91 NWT - 4 Nations Cup
PLAYED AT: Järvenpää Arena
Date: Nov 5, 2016
GAME NOTES: CANADA FALLS TO U.S. IN 4 NATIONS GOLD MEDAL GAME JASON LA ROSE JÄRVENPÄÄ, Finland – Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) opened and closed the scoring, but the United States scored five of the six in between, handing Canada’s National Women’s Team a 5-3 loss Saturday in the gold medal game at the 2016 4 Nations Cup. It’s the second year in a row the Americans have beaten Canada in the final. Overall, the Canadians still lead the all-time gold medal count, 14 to seven. Riding the momentum of their preliminary-round win on Friday, the Canadians jumped out to a quick lead just 3:40 after the puck dropped when Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) found Poulin in front for the 1-0 goal. But Emily Pfalzer brought the U.S. even at 16:51, and Hilary Knight streaked down the right wing to beat Canadian netminder Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./Calgary, CWHL) only 79 seconds after that, sending the Americans to the dressing room with a 2-1 lead after one period. The U.S. had the edge in a scoreless second period, outshooting Canada 13-4, but strong play from Maschmeyer kept it a one-goal game through 40 minutes. Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Brampton, CWHL) tied it for the Canadians with her first international goal just shy of the six-minute mark of the third period, wiring a wrist shot past U.S. netminder Alex Rigsby. Unfortunately for Canada, an offensive burst by the Americans all but put the game away shortly after. Brianna Decker found the puck in the slot and hammered a slap shot past Maschmeyer just 53 seconds after the Stacey goal, Knight drove to the net for her second of the game at 9:46 and Kelli Stack finished a set-up from Alex Carpenter at 11:47, capping a three-goals-in-five-minutes spurt that made it a 5-2 game. Poulin got a consolation goal with 40 seconds left, but two goals would be as close as Canada would get. The captain finished as Canada’s leading scorer at the tournament, scoring three times and adding three assists in four games, two points up on Laura Fortino (Hamilton, Ont./Brampton, CWHL), who added her fourth helper of the tournament on the opening goal.
Visiting Team: Canada
Home Team: United States
CANADA LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G30  Maschmeyer, Emerance
G31  Lacasse, Geneviève
  Agosta, Meghan
  Larocque, Jocelyne
  Lacquette, Brigette
  Johnston, Rebecca
  Fortino, Laura
 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
 29  Poulin, Marie-Philip
 36  Fast, Renata
 37  Davis, Sarah
 43  Stacey, Laura
   
CANADA PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st29 2:00 Hooking 19:491 19:491:49
2nd 2:00 Too Many Players 3:521 3:525:52
2nd36 2:00 Interference 12:241 12:2414:24
2nd29 2:00 Slashing 14:551 14:5516:55
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
UNITED STATES LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G29  Hensley, Nicole
G33  Rigsby, Alex
  Stecklein, Lee
  Keller, Megan
  Lamoureux-Morando, Monique
  Pfalzer, Emily
  Bozek, Megan
 10  Duggan, Meghan
 11  Skarupa, Haley
 14  Decker, Brianna
 15  Schleper, Anne
 16  Stack, Kelli
 17  Lamoureux-Davidson, Jocelyne
 20  Brandt, Hannah
 21  Knight, Hilary
 22  Bellamy, Kacey
 25  Carpenter, Alex
 26  Coyne Schofield, Kendall
 27  Pankowski, Anne
 32  Trivigno, Dana
 37  Pelkey, Amanda
UNITED STATES PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Slashing 4:111 4:116:11
1st2:00 Hooking 10:041 10:0412:04
1st37 2:00 Tripping 13:441 13:4415:44
2nd16 2:00 Hooking 8:481 8:4810:49
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CANADA GoalsCANADA PLAYERS (plus)UNITED STATES PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st3:40  29-24-8            
3rd5:50  43-26            
3rd19:20  29-21-6            
                
                
UNITED STATES GoalsUNITED STATES PLAYERS (plus)CANADA PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st16:51  8-11            
1st18:10  21-14-26            
3rd6:43  14            
3rd9:46  21-14-10            
3rd11:47  16-25-17            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
CANADA0 / 4
UNITED STATES0 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
CANADA8 min / 4 inf
UNITED STATES8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
CANADA3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
UNITED STATES5 G + 7 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
CANADA1023
UNITED STATES2035
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
CAN - Maschmeyer (58:47) (L)313521/0:003rd/18:47
USA - Rigsby (60:00) (W)34310/0:003rd/20:00
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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