CANADA'S WOMEN'S UNDER-22 HOCKEY TEAM GETS SWEPT BY U.S. WITH 4-3 LOSS
CALGARY – Jocelyne Lamoureux scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period as the United States swept a three-game exhibition series against Canada's women's under-22 hockey team with a 4-3 victory on Sunday.
Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Boston University, HE) scored shorthanded at 10:40 of the third to tie the game for Canada, but Lamoureux scored less than a minute later with Laura Stacey (Kleinburg, Ont./Toronto, PWHL) off for slashing to put the U.S. ahead for good.Canada let a 2-0 lead slip away in the second period when the Americans scored three unanswered goals to pull ahead going into the final period.
Despite the sweep, Canadian coach Lisa Jordan pointed out the positives her team can take away from the series.
“We're disappointed with the result but we're pleased with the growth and performance with game to game,” she said. “We brought a young team into this competition and the U.S. brought an older team. We really went toe-to-toe with them and today was a good example of what we're capable of.
“Performance-wise we grew in a lot of areas and we'll stay focused on that.”
Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que./McGill University, CIS) opened the scoring for Canada in the first and Sarah Davis (Paradise, N.L./University of Minnesota, WCHA) doubled the lead six minutes into the second.
Brianna Decker scored two straight goals for the U.S. to tie the game and Monique Lamoureux made it 3-2 after two.
Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux each finished with two assists in the game.
Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alta./Lloydminster, AJHL) made 22 saves on 26 shots for Canada, while Alex Rigsby stopped 30 shots at the other end.
|Game Information/Renseignements sur le match|
|Game #/No. de match||Canada vs. United States Series - Game 3
|Arena/Aréna||WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex - Rink A
|Date||Sun. Aug. 19, 2012
||Time/Heure||10:00 a.m. MT
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période
|Second Period/Deuxième période
|Third Period/Troisième période
|Goaltenders/Gardien(ne)s de but|
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|
|Referee/Arbitre||Meghan Mallette, Joy Tottman|
|Linesmen/Juges des lignes||Mary McKinnon, Andrea Skinner|