2019-20 National Women's Team

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2019-20 NWT Rivalry Series (Dec/Feb)
Game #1
2020 Rivalry Series
Final (OT)
December 14, 2019 7:00 pm EST
XL Center
Hartford, Conn.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
1
0
0
0
1
1
1
2
0
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
7
15
10
0
32
7
9
15
0
31

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 4
12
2 / 6
8

Game Story

CANADA DOWNED IN RIVALRY SERIES OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

HARTFORD, Conn. – Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.) opened the scoring on an early power play, but Canada’s National Women’s Team dropped a 4-1 decision to the United States to open the Rivalry Series on Saturday night.

The game marked the 150th meeting between the North American rivals; despite the defeat, Canada still leads the all-time series 84-65-1.

Genevieve Lacasse (Kingston, Ont.) turned in a 27-save performance in defeat for the Canadians, who outshot the U.S. 32-31.

Coming off a pair of wins over the Americans in a series in Pittsburgh last month, Canada jumped out to an early advantage when Bach got a wrist shot through traffic and past the glove of U.S. goaltender Alex Cavallini at 6:45.

Jamie Bourbonnais (Mississauga, Ont./Cornell University, ECAC) and Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.) drew the assists on Bach’s third goal in as many games against the Americans this season.

The U.S. answered back just over two minutes later on a man advantage of its own; Annie Pankowski drove down the right side before finding Megan Keller at the back-door for the 1-1 goal.

Canada controlled the play for much of the second period, outshooting the Americans 15-9, but found itself trailing after 40 minutes when late penalty trouble led to an Amanda Kessel goal at five-on-three.

The U.S. carried the momentum into the third, netting a pair of goals in the first five minutes.

Abby Roque made it a two-goal game at 2:49, roofing a backhand over the short-side shoulder of Lacasse, and the puck pinballed to Alex Carpenter for the 4-1 goal 1:15 after that, finishing the scoring.

The series shifts north for the next three games in the series, beginning Tuesday night in Moncton, N.B. (7:30 p.m. AT, TSN).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kendall Coyne Schofield
Hooking (2:00)
05:01
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Victoria Bach

Assists: Jaime Bourbonnais, Mélodie Daoust
06:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Loren Gabel
Cross-Checking (2:00)
07:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Jill Saulnier
Slashing (2:00)
07:57
PENALTY
Penalty: Britta Curl
Slashing (2:00)
07:57
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Megan Keller

Assists: Annie Pankowski, Emily Matheson
08:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Blayre Turnbull
Cross-Checking (2:00)
10:46
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Kacey Bellamy
Interference (2:00)
07:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Mélodie Daoust
Roughing (2:00)
17:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Loren Gabel
Roughing (2:00)
17:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Meaghan Mikkelson
Hooking (2:00)
18:30
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Amanda Kessel

Assists: Kelly Pannek , Alex Carpenter
18:52
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Abby Roque

Assists: Britta Curl, Lee Stecklein
02:49
GOAL
Goal: Alex Carpenter

Assists: Amanda Kessel, Kelly Pannek
04:04
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Keller
Roughing (2:00)
19:41

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Geneviève Lacasse CAN 60 31 27 4 0.871
Alex Cavallini USA 60 32 31 1 0.969

Game Leaders

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 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 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 17, 2019
2 - 1 W vs. CanadaCAN
Dec 17, 2019
1 - 4 L @ United StatesUSA
Dec 14, 2019
4 - 1 W vs. CanadaCAN
Dec 14, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019-20 NWT - USA 2 – CAN 1 (Game 2)
Bettez got Canada within one, but it was edged by the U.S. in Moncton.
2019-20 NWT: CAN 5 – USA 3 (Game 2)
Clark had a hat trick (ES, PP, SH) to lead Canada to a series sweep.
2019-20 NWT: CAN 4 – USA 1 (Game 1)
Bach scored twice and Poulin had 1G 1A in the series-opening win.
2019 WWC: CAN 7 – RUS 0 (Bronze Medal)
Gabel scored twice to keep Canada on the podium at women’s worlds.