CANADA FALLS 3-2 TO UNITED STATES IN UNDER-18 WOMEN'S HOCKEY EXHIBITION
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Ève-Audrey Picard scored twice but Canada lost 3-2 to the United States in the finale of a three-game women's under-18 exhibition hockey series Sunday.
Picard opened the scoring at 16:58 in the first period and added another in the third, but the U.S. went ahead with a three-goal second period.
Taylor Williamson's power-play goal tied the game just 44 seconds into the period, and Lexie Laing scored two more to put the Americans ahead for good.
Canada's head coach Laura Schuler said she was still impressed with her team's performance, especially in the third period after being hampered by penalties in the second.
“I think it's tough to win three games in a row, especially when you are playing against the U.S. ...,” said Schuler. “You know we actually won the third period so definitely very proud of their efforts and a lot to move forward with.”
Shea Tiley made 27 saves in net for Canada, while Erin O'Neil stopped 18 for the U.S.
Canada won the opening game 4-1 on Thursday and beat the U.S. again 3-2 on Friday as the team prepares for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship next April.
Schuler said the series was an important step in helping evaluate the roster ahead of the worlds, as well as some scouting on their rivals.
“In terms of personnel and players and who can fill what role, for sure,” she said. “Got a lot that way. Who can play on the penalty kill, who can play on the power play, and also just learned a lot about the U.S. moving forward. What kind of systems they're using and what their personnel is like.”
|Game Information/Renseignements sur le match|
|Game #/No. de match||3||Round/Ronde||-|
|Arena/Aréna||Herb Brooks Arena, Olympic Center||Location/Lieu||Lake Placid, N.Y.|
|Date||Sunday, August 25, 2013||Time/Heure||10 a.m. ET
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période
16:58 CAN Ève-Audrey Picard
08:54 USA Megan Keller (Hooking/Accrocher)
18:22 CAN Micah Hart (Roughing/Rudesse)
19:25 CAN Hailey Noronha (Boarding/Donner de la bande)
|Second Period/Deuxième période
00:44 USA Taylor Williamson (Melissa Samoskevich, Sydney Baldwin) PP/AN
15:31 USA Lexie Laing (Taylar Cianfarano, Baylee Wellhausen)
18:37 USA Lexie Laing (Taylar Cianfarano, Maddie Rolfes) PP/AN
00:00 CAN Bench/Banc (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)
06:38 USA Maddie Rolfes (Hooking/Accrocher)
13:18 CAN Jessica Healey (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
17:37 CAN Ève-Audrey Picard (Body-checking/Mise en échec corporelle)
|Third Period/Troisième période
05:22 CAN Ève-Audrey Picard (Alexandra Labelle, Lauren Wildfang)
06:28 USA Melissa Samoskevich (Delay of Game/Retarder le match)
10:53 CAN Karly Heffernan (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
|Goaltenders/Gardiennes de but|
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|