Series vs. United States
Team USA sweeps Under 22 exhibition series
Team USA defeated Canada’s National Women’s Under 22 Team 3-2 on Saturday afternoon at the University of Vermont. The victory provided the Americans with a sweep of a three game exhibition series.
Ashley Riggs of Pickering, ON opened the scoring for Canada early in the first. Sarah Parsons replied for Team USA on a powerplay mid way through the period. Team Canada had a solid start to the middle frame with Ashley Riggs scoring her second of the game on an unassisted effort to provide a 2-1 lead. Team USA tied the score when Jessica Koizumi beat Brittony Chartier low to the glove side on a nice passing play at 11:27.
The Americans took a 3-2 lead that they did not relinquish when Sonny Watrous scored on a goalmouth scramble at 1:38 of the third period. Team Canada outshot Team USA 16-15 in the game.
The next game action for the Canadian Under 22 team will be in early February at the German Air Canada Cup competition.