2014-15 National Women's Team

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2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship
Game #20
Final
April 4, 2015 10:00 am AST
Malmö Isstadion
Malmö, SWE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
1
2
7
2
3
0
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
20
6
2
28
7
12
8
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
3 / 5
6
1 / 3
10

Game Story

CANADA FALLS TO U.S.; TAKES HOME WORLDS SILVER

WENDY GRAVES

MALMÖ, Sweden – It was the match-up everybody saw coming, but the game no one could’ve expected.

In the highest-scoring gold medal game in IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship history, Canada’s National Women’s Team fell to the United States 7-5 on Saturday. Canada spotted its rival a three-goal lead before the game was half over, only to tie things up with a trio of goals 2:03 apart in the second.

The U.S. retook the lead for good with less than eight to play in the third, then added an insurance marker 1:36 later.

Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) scored twice for Canada, Brigette Lacquette (Mallard, Man./University of Minnesota Duluth, WCHA) had a goal and two assists, and Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que./Montreal, CWHL) and Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Boston University, HE) each had a goal and a helper.

Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) started in net, but was replaced by Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Boston, CWHL) after allowing four goals on 20 shots in the first period. Lacasse stopped 13 of 16 over the final 40 minutes.

A week after surrendering three power play goals to the Americans in a 4-2 loss, Canada’s special teams once again quickly became the story. Already leading 1-0 on an Annie Pankowski goal, the Americans struck twice in the first on the man advantage – first Hilary Knight from the face-off circle; minutes later Megan Keller hacked in a rebound from the top of the crease.

Johnston got Canada on the board when she spun and fired a backhand past a surprised Jessie Vetter.

After Anne Scheleper restored the three-goal lead for the Americans, Poulin went low stick side to leave Canada trailing 4-2 after the first.

No sooner had the Canadian penalty kill given itself a boost early in the second, Haley Skarupa was left alone in front of the net to put the Americans up 5-2 only 34 seconds after being turned aside on the man advantage.

Lacquette’s point shot through a double screen of Poulin and Ouellette at the halfway point of the game seemed to wake Canada up. Only 1:38 later Poulin picked off Vetter’s pass behind the net and fed Johnston out front for her second of the game.

Alex Rigsby replaced Vetter but fared no better. Ouellette deflected Lacquette’s point shot just 25 seconds after Rigsby entered the game.

A back-and-forth third turned for the Americans when Brianna Decker finished off a two-on-one with Knight. A power play goal from Kendall Coyne shortly after provided the U.S. a cushion and capped the scoring.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Annie Pankowski

Assists: Dana Trivigno, Stephanie Anderson
02:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Jennifer Wakefield
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
05:54
GOAL
Goal: Hilary Knight (power play)

Assists: Monique Lamoureux-Morando
06:38
PENALTY
Penalty: Brianne Jenner
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
09:56
GOAL
Goal: Megan Keller (power play)

Assists: Meghan Duggan, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson
11:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Anne Schleper
Tripping minor (2:00)
12:17
GOAL
Goal: Rebecca Johnston (power play)

Assists: Brianne Jenner, Brigette Lacquette
12:25
GOAL
Goal: Anne Schleper

Assists: Dani Cameranesi, Monique Lamoureux-Morando
17:08
GOAL
Goal: Marie-Philip Poulin

17:47
2nd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Geneviève Lacasse

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Lauriane Rougeau
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
04:59
GOAL
Goal: Haley Skarupa

Assists: Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi
07:33
GOAL
Goal: Brigette Lacquette

Assists: Caroline Ouellette, Lauriane Rougeau
10:03
GOAL
Goal: Rebecca Johnston

Assists: Marie-Philip Poulin
11:41
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Alex Rigsby

11:42
GOAL
Goal: Caroline Ouellette

Assists: Brigette Lacquette
12:06
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Keller
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
03:44
GOAL
Goal: Brianna Decker

Assists: Hilary Knight, Kendall Coyne Schofield
11:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Tara Watchorn
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
12:33
GOAL
Goal: Kendall Coyne Schofield (power play)

13:18
PENALTY
Penalty: Courtney Birchard
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
15:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Hilary Knight
(auto) Delay of Game minor (2:00)
19:49

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jessie Vetter USA 31 9 5 4 0.556
Alex Rigsby USA 28 18 17 1 0.944
Ann-Renée Desbiens CAN 20 20 16 4 0.800
Geneviève Lacasse CAN 38 8 5 3 0.625

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

7 - 5 W @ CanadaCAN
Apr 4, 2015
5 - 7 L vs. United StatesUSA
Apr 4, 2015
13 - 1 W vs. RussiaRUS
Apr 3, 2015
3 - 0 W vs. FinlandFIN
Apr 3, 2015
9 - 2 W @ RussiaRUS
Mar 31, 2015
6 - 2 W vs. FinlandFIN
Mar 31, 2015
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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