PROVO, USA - Canada's National Women's Team captured the Four Nations Cup on Saturday, with 2-0 victory over USA in Provo, Utah, the Canadian Hockey Association announced.
Canada opened the scoring at 11:35 of the 1st period, as Amanda Benoit-Wark, of Welland, ON, pounced on a rebound and beat Sara DeCosta from in close. It was Benoit-Wark's 3rd goal of the tournament, and came on assists from Lori Dupuis, of Cornwall, ON, and Fiona Smith, of Edam, SK.
USA changed goaltenders to begin the 2nd period, as Ali Brewer took over for DeCosta, who left the game with a bruised collarbone. Canada added to it's lead at 4:42, when Geraldine Heaney, Weston, ON beat Brewer with a wrist shot. Heaney played forward for this game, her first up front after playing 86 career games for Canada on the blue line. Kim St-Pierre, of Châteauguay, QC, also had a strong period, stopping all 13 shots she faced.
St-Pierre closed the door in the third, registering the shutout with a toital of 28 saves.
Canada played the game without veteran forwards Cassie Campbell, of Brampton, ON and Danielle Goyette, of St-Nazaire, QC who were unavailable due to injury.
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