MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - Canada's National Women's Team defeated the United States 3-2 to capture it's sixth consecutive World Championship Sunday in Mississauga, Ontario.
Nancy Drolet from Drummondville, QC scored at 6 :50 of the overtime period to give Canada a 3-2 victory over the USA.
After a scoreless first period, the USA opened the scoring as Tricia Dunn converted Kristy Wendell’s rebound at 3:55. Defender Sue Merz made it 2-0 at 8 :11, firing it past Sami Jo Small, of Winnipeg, MB from the slot. Canada was outshot in the second period 15-3.
Jayna Hefford, of Kingston (Ont.) cut the lead in the third period, using her speed to get in alone on Sara Decosta and score at 13 :34. Hefford then tied the game mnutes later from in close. Both teams had chances in the final minutes but both Small for Canada and Dacosta for the USA held strong, sending the game to overtime.
In winning the gold medal game at the 2000 IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship, Canada captured it's 29th consecutive win in the history of the championship. In the World Championship's six year history, Canada has never lost a game, with a 30-0 record, including six straight gold medals (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000).
Most of the players and staff members will be leaving Mississauga on Monday, April 10th. Flight information and arrival times is as follows :
Kim St-Pierre, Nancy Drolet, Danielle Goyette and Caroline Ouellette will arrive at Montreal’s Dorval Airport at 11 :10 am on Air Canada flight AC 406.
Delaney Collins, Dana Antal, Kelly Béchard, Hayley Wickenheiser, General Manager Gaëtan Robitaille, Assistant Coach Wally Kozak, Video Coach Ryan Jankowski and Sport therapist Bonnie Tolton will arrive in Calgary, AB at 12 :08 pm on Air Canada flight AC 119.
Jennifer Botterill and Tammy Lee Shewchuk will arrive in Boston, USA at 11 :43 am on Air Canada flight AC 802.
For complete statistics, standings and scores from the 2000 IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship, visit the CHA's official web site at www.canadianhockey.ca.