Game Summary

TSN CHALLENGE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2001
HAMILTON, ON

Canada and the USA faced off in the final game of the three-game TSN Challenge series on Friday, in Hamilton, ON. Having suffered defeats in the first two games of the series, the Canadian side needed a win to tie the series and to force overtime. In the TSN Challenge format, the final game is worth four points.

USA opened the scoring after killing off a two-player advantage as Angela Ruggiero left the penalty box and beat Sami Jo Small from the slot at 5:50 of the opening period.
Canada ran into penalty problems themselves but held strong, killing off four straight penalties as the first period ended with USA leading 1-0.

After a scoreless second period, Canada mounted a series of chances late in the game but Sara DaCosta held strong as the U.S. held on to a 1-0 victory.

The TSN Challenge, a three game, total points series gives 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie in games 1 and 2, and game 3 has 4 points for a win and 1 point for a tie. Overtime will only be played in game 3 if total points are tied.

Canada will be training in St-Jean-Richelieu, QC from December 3-15 before taking on Russia in a four-game series to be held in Newfoundland. Canada's complete schedule is posted on www.canadianhockey.ca

Players of the Game
CAN - Sami Jo Small
USA - Sarah DeCosta

Box Score CAN

0

0

0

0

Compte USA

1

0

0

1


First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
05:50 USA Ruggiero (King)

Penalties/Pénalités
01:59 USA Fisher (Hooking/Accrocher)
03:34 USA Ruggiero (Charging/Assaut)
10:49 CAN Heaney (Charging/Assaut)
13:15 CAN Wickenheiser (Attampted Slash/Cingler)
18:02 CAN Goyette (Slashing/Cingler)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités
00:33 USA Mounsey (Roughing/Rudesse)
04:21 CAN Bredin (Holding/Retenir)
09:01 USA Chu (Holding/Retenir)
13:28 CAN Bredin (Roughing/Rudesse)
14:47 USA Mleczko (Crosschecking/Double-échec)

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités
09:14 USA Mounsey (High Sticking/Bâton-élever)


Goaltenders CAN Sami-Jo Small
Gardiennes de but USA Sarah DeCosta

   

1st

2nd

3rd

Final

Shots on Goal by CAN

8

8

6

22

Tirs au but par USA

14

6

11

31


Referee/Arbitre -
Linesmen/Juges des lignes -

Attendance/Assistance 8,566
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