Game Summary
Canada 6 - United States 5 (SO)
 

SPOONER SCORES IN SHOOTOUT TO GIVE CANADA WIN OVER U.S.

TORONTO, Ont. – Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont.) was the shootout hero, scoring the lone goal and sending the crowd at the MasterCard Centre home happy as Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team earned a 6-5 victory over the United States on Thursday night, the second win in as many nights for the Canadians.

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Spooner’s goal capped up a back-and-forth affair that saw the Canadians twice fight back to tie the game in the third period, after climbing out of a 2-0 first-period hole and blowing a 3-2 second-period advantage.

The Americans opened the scoring with two power play goals in the first, from Monique Lamoureux and Brianna Decker, giving them an early 2-0 lead that sent the Canadians scrambling. But Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont.) helped Canada regain its confidence by scoring her first of the night at 11:58 in the period, with help from Jillian Saulnier (Halifax, N.S.) and Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.).

The Canadian momentum continued into the second, with Wakefield netting her second of the game at 5:10 to even the game at 2-2 before Isabel Menard (Ottawa, Ont.) gave Canada its first lead at 3-2, but the Americans needed just 7:26 to draw even as Hilary Knight one-timed a shot past Canadian netminder Amanda Mazzotta (London, Ont.) to send the game to the second intermission tied 3-3.

Knight needed just 11 seconds of the third period to score her second of the game, putting the Americans back on top, but Wakefield responded with her hat trick goal thanks to a terrific pass from Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.).

American sisters Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux combined to break the tie with just 2:16 to go, but the Canadians again fought back to pull even – this time Wakefield was on the passing end, combining with Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.) to set up Jenner with 68 seconds remaining.
A scoreless overtime led to the shootout, where Canadians Poulin and Jenner and Americans Knight, Kendall Coyne and Jocelyne Lamoureux came up short, leading to Spooner’s winner. The Canadian forward went forehand-backhand-forehand on U.S. goaltender Alyssa Grogan, giving Canada the victory.

Canada and the United States face off in the third and final game of the series in Toronto this Saturday, August 21, at the MasterCard Centre, with game time set for 7:15 p.m. ET.

Game Information/Renseignements sur le match
Event/Événement NWU22T vs. USA Location/Emplacement Toronto, Ont.
Date Thu. Aug. 19, 2010 Arena/Aréna Mastercard Centre - Rink 3
Time/Heure 7:15 pm ET Attendance/Assistance -,---
Round/Ronde Exhibition Game #/No du match 02

Box Score/Compte
1
2
3
OT
SO
Final
CAN
1
2
2
0
1
6
USA
2
1
2
0
0
5

Goals/Penalties - Buts/Pénalités
First Period/Première période

Goals/Buts : 
08:25 USA Monique Lamoureux (Jocelyne Lamoureux, Kendall Coyne) PP/AN
09:37 USA Brianna Decker (Sarah Erickson, Emily West) PP/AN
11:58 CAN Jennifer Wakefield (Jillian Saulnier, Brianne Jenner) 

Penalties/Pénalités : 
02:49 USA Megan Bozek (Hooking/Accrocher)
04:42 CAN Rebecca Johnston (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
05:07 USA Emily West (Slashing/Coup de bâton)    
07:35 CAN Tara Watchorn (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle)
08:50 CAN Marie-Philip Poulin (Interference/Obstruction)
16:44 USA Bench/Banc (Too many players/Trop du joueuses)
19:59 USA Sasha Sherry (Interference/Obstruction)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Goals/Buts :                                                                                                                                                       
05:10 CAN Jennifer Wakefield (Lauriane Rougeau, Laura Fortino) PP/AN
10:09 CAN Isabel Menard (Courtney Birchard, Catherine White)
17:35 USA Hilary Knight (Sarah Erickson)

Penalties/Pénalités :                                                                                                                                         
03:24 USA Monique Lamoureux (Hooking/Accrocher)
03:49 USA Hilary Knight (Roughing/Rudesse)
07:06 CAN Lauriane Rougeau (Cross-checking/double-échec)
11:20 USA Monique Lamoureux (Cross-checking/ double-échec)
14:32 CAN Catherine White (Interference/Obstruction)
00:03 CAN Brittany Haverstock (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)

Third Period/Troisième période

Goals/Buts : 
00:11 USA Hilary Knight (Kasey Boucher) PP/AN
11:19 CAN Jennifer Wakefield (Marie-Philip Poulin, Lauriane Rougeau) PP/AN
17:44 USA Monique Lamoureux (Jocelyne Lamoureux, Megan Bozek)
18:52 CAN Brianne Jenner (Rebecca Johnston, Jennifer Wakefield)

Penalties/Pénalités : 
08:14 USA Jocelyne Lamoureux (Hooking/Accrocher)
11:07 USA Jocelyne Lamoureux (Unsportsmanlike Conduct/Conduite antisportive)
13:56 USA Josephine Pucci (High-sticking/Bâton-éléve)

Overtime/Prolongation

Goals/Buts : 

None/Aucun

Penalties/Pénalités : 
None/Aucune

Shootout/Tirs de barrage

Goals/Buts :
CAN Marie-Philip Poulin – NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
USA Hilary Knight – NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
CAN Brianne Jenner – NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
USA Kendall Coyne – NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT
CAN Natalie Spooner – GOAL/BUT
USA Jocelyne Lamoureux – NO GOAL/AUCUN BUT

Goaltenders CAN Amanda Mazzotta
Gardiens de but USA Alyssa Grogan
Shots on Goal Team 1 p 2 p 3 p OT Ttl
Shots on Goal CAN 8 8 13 4 33
Tirs au but USA 11 7 11 4 33
For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines