2015-16 National Women's Team

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2015 4 Nations Cup
Game #8
Final (OT)
November 8, 2015 8:30 am EST
Sundsvall Energi Arena
Sundsvall, SWE

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
0
2
0
0
2
0
1
1
1
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
9
12
10
1
32
9
12
11
1
33

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
14
1 / 7
8

Game Story

CANADA FALLS IN OVERTIME IN 4 NATIONS CUP FINAL

DAVID BRIEN

SUNDSVALL, Sweden – Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) and Meghan Agosta (Vancouver, B.C.) gave Canada’s National Women’s Team a lead after two periods, but the Canadians settled for silver following a 3-2 overtime loss to the United States in Sunday’s gold medal game at the 2015 4 Nations Cup.

It’s the sixth time Canada has won silver at the tournament, along with its 14 gold medals.

The teams were back-and-forth throughout the game; the North American rivals were even in shots on goal in the first and second periods, and only one separated them in the third.

A scoreless-but-intense first period gave way to goals in the second.

Spooner needed just 64 seconds of the middle frame to open the scoring, standing in front of the U.S. net on a Canadian power play and redirected a Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) shot past American goaltender Jessie Vetter.

The U.S. answered just over five minutes later on a power play of its own, with Brianna Decker poking a loose puck past Canadian netminder Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./Harvard University, ECAC).

Agosta would restore the Team Canada lead with 5:45 left in the middle frame, finding the top corner with a rocket from the point.

The one-goal advantage would last only 1:46 of the third period, with Decker knocking in a rebound for her second goal.

A combined 21 shots in the final stanza weren’t enough to decide a winner, and the teams headed to overtime for the second year in a row in the gold medal game.

Unlike 2014, when the Canadians needed a shootout to win gold, it was over quickly; Hilary Knight got in behind the Canadian defence and beat Maschmeyer on a breakaway to give the Americans gold just 36 seconds into the extra period.

Canada’s penalty kill was very good once again, limiting the U.S. to a single goal in seven chances with the man advantage. Overall, the Canadians went 15-for-17 in the tournament while a man down.

The teams will share the ice again next at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship; they face off March 28 in Kamloops, B.C. in the preliminary round opener for both.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Meghan Agosta
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
08:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Bozek
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
13:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Monique Lamoureux-Morando
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
19:13
2nd Period
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Natalie Spooner

Assists: Marie-Philip Poulin
01:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Bailey Bram
(auto) Body Checking minor (2:00)
05:48
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Brianna Decker

06:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Courtney Birchard
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
08:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Halli Krzyzaniak
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
09:40
GOAL
Goal: Meghan Agosta

Assists: Renata Fast
14:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Monique Lamoureux-Morando
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
15:26
PENALTY
Penalty: Brigette Lacquette
Slashing minor (2:00)
19:24
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Brianna Decker

Assists: Hilary Knight
01:46
PENALTY
Penalty: Brigette Lacquette
(auto) Hooking minor (2:00)
12:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Amanda Pelkey
(auto) Holding minor (2:00)
15:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Halli Krzyzaniak
Tripping minor (2:00)
17:06
Overtime
GOAL
Goal: Hilary Knight

Assists: Kelli Stack
00:36

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Emerance Maschmeyer CAN 64 33 30 3 0.909
Jessie Vetter USA 64 32 30 2 0.938

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 8, 2015
3 - 2 W vs. CanadaCAN
Nov 8, 2015
3 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 7, 2015
7 - 0 W vs. FinlandFIN
Nov 7, 2015
0 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Nov 5, 2015
3 - 0 W @ CanadaCAN
Nov 5, 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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