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Canada Defeats USA's Women's Team in First of Two Games in Saskatchewan
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October 6, 2005
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REGINA, SK – Canada’s Women’s Olympic centralized team defeated Team USA 3-2 in Regina on Thursday night, the first of two games in Saskatchewan.

Canada opened the scoring with a breakaway goal when Canadian forward Jennifer Botterill slipped a backhand shot between the legs of the USA goaltender with 35 seconds remaining in the opening period. 

The second period had a similar ending, this time the USA scored a goal in the waning minutes of the period as defenseman Courtney Kennedy blasted a point shot past a screened Kim St-Pierre to tie things up a 1-1.

USA’s Katie King scored on a backhand beating St-Pierre up high on the short side 47 seconds into the third period to give the USA a 2-1 lead. But just as a Canadian 5-on-3 power play had expired, Danielle Goyette tapped one in at the side of the net for her 99th career international goal, and tied the game at 2-2.

Just over two minutes later Canada regained the lead, much to the delight of the hometown crowd as Dana Antal from Esterhazy, SK snuck one under the crossbar on a shot that deflected off a USA defenseman which turned out to be the game winner.

Kim St-Pierre made 29 saves in the Canadian victory, but is was Dana Antal who took home the player of the game honours for Canada. Katie King was named player of the game for the USA.   

Canada will face the USA at 12 noon CT on Saturday, October 8th at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon before returning back to Calgary. This game will also be broadcast live on TSN/RDS, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada (check local listings).

TICKET INFORMATION:

Saskatoon Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Tickets can be purchased by calling (306) 938-7800 or by calling toll free at 1-800-970-7328 or purchase tickets online at www.creditunioncentre.com. Ticket prices are $18 adult, $9 for kids 12 years and under (plus service fee). Tickets go on sale Friday, August 12.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Brad Pascall
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada

403-777-4556
bpascall@hockeycanada.ca

André Brin
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Sean Kelso
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-777-4552
403-880-5819
skelso@hockeycanada.ca

Mathieu Litalien
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-777-3609

mlitalien@hockeycanada.ca


For more information:

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

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