2019-20 National Women's Team

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2019-20 NWT Rivalry Series (Dec/Feb)
Game #5
2020 Rivalry Series
Final (OT)
February 8, 2020 7:00 pm PST
Honda Center
Anaheim, Calif.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
1
2
3
OT
F
10
6
12
2
30
4
8
8
0
20

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 4
6
0 / 2
10

Game Story

CANADA EDGED IN OT IN RIVALRY FINALE

JASON LA ROSE

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jill Saulnier (Halifax, N.S.) scored a goal and set up another, but Canada’s National Women’s Team dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the United States in the final game of the Rivalry Series on Saturday night.

Including the two-game series in Pittsburgh in November, the Canadians posted three wins and an overtime loss in seven showdowns with the U.S. during the season.

Loren Gabel (Kitchener, Ont.) and Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.) had the other goals for Canada, while Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont.) turned aside 26 shots between the pipes.

The Americans opened the scoring early when Hilary Knight redirected a Megan Bozek shot upstairs on Lacasse just 2:37 in, but Saulnier went skate-to-stick off a set-up from Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.) to get Canada even 24 seconds later.

Gabel gave the Canadians their first lead at 16:32, racing down the left wing and beating U.S. netminder Alex Cavallini under the arm, only for Dani Cameranesi to go short-side 1:52 later and send the game to the intermission even at 2-2.

Daoust had the only goal of the second period; Jessie Eldridge (Barrie, Ont.) jumped on a turnover deep in the U.S. zone and slipped a cross-crease pass to Daoust, who snuck a backhand just inside the post.

The assist was the first international point for Eldridge, who made her national team debut Monday in Victoria, B.C.

Canada tried to guide home the victory in the third period, but Monique Lamoureux-Morando tipped an Emily Matheson point shot five-hole on Lacasse nine minutes into the final frame to force overtime.

A Canadian penalty in the dying seconds of regulation time put the U.S. on the power play in the extra period, and Bozek finished off a scramble in front of the Canadian net just 42 seconds in for the win.

The two teams were part of history; the 13,320 fans in Anaheim was the largest crowd to ever watch an international women’s hockey game in the United States.

Next up for both is the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Nova Scotia. Canada will face off against Finland in its opener on March 31 and will take on the U.S. to wrap up prelim play on April 5.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Hilary Knight

Assists: Megan Bozek, Kacey Bellamy
02:37
GOAL
Goal: Jill Saulnier

Assists: Victoria Bach, Rebecca Johnston
03:01
GOAL
Goal: Loren Gabel

Assists: Jill Saulnier
16:32
GOAL
Goal: Dani Cameranesi

Assists: Haley Scamurra, Brianna Decker
18:24
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jessie Eldridge
Interference (2:00)
00:29
GOAL
Goal: Mélodie Daoust

Assists: Jessie Eldridge
02:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Laura Stacey
Hooking (2:00)
04:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson
Hooking (2:00)
11:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Kacey Bellamy
Roughing (2:00)
19:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Bozek
Body-Checking (2:00)
19:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Mélodie Daoust
Roughing (2:00)
19:56
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Renata Fast
Body-Checking (2:00)
02:34
GOAL
Goal: Monique Lamoureux-Morando

Assists: Annie Pankowski, Emily Matheson
09:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Erin Ambrose
Tripping (2:00)
19:49
Overtime
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Megan Bozek

Assists: Megan Keller
00:42

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Alex Cavallini USA 60 20 17 3 0.850
Geneviève Lacasse CAN 60 30 26 4 0.867

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 3 W @ CanadaCAN
Feb 8, 2020
3 - 4 L vs. United StatesUSA
Feb 8, 2020
3 - 1 W @ CanadaCAN
Feb 5, 2020
1 - 3 L vs. United StatesUSA
Feb 5, 2020
2 - 3 L @ CanadaCAN
Feb 3, 2020
3 - 2 W vs. United StatesUSA
Feb 3, 2020
Videos
Photos
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2019-20 NWT - USA 3 - CAN 1 (Game 4)
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2019-20 NWT - CAN 3 – USA 2 OT (Game 3)
Bach was the extra-time hero to get Canada its first victory.
NWT: Meeting and greeting in Victoria
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