Game Summary

TSN CHALLENGE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2001
OTTAWA, ON

Ottawa, ON - Canada's National Women's Team faced Team USA in the opening game of the three-game TSN Challenge series on Tuesday in Ottawa, ON.

Canada's Vicky Sunohara opened the scoring in the first period at 4:59 and then again at 7:25 as Canada pressed the USA in the opening period.

Team USA made the score 2-1, as Cammi Granato scored on a power play at 14:06 on Canadian goaltender Charline Labonté who was playing in her 1st ever game with Canada's National team.

Jenny Potter evened the score at 5:29 of the second period and then Laurie Baker gave the US a 3-2 lead at 8:04.

Katie King made the score 4-2 at 2:56 the third period. Canada came inches from getting closer minutes later but Nancy Drolet's drive was stopped on the goal line as it slipped by goaltender DaCosta. Karyn Bye added an insurance marker as USA captured a 5-2 win.
The TSN Challenge, a three game, total points series gives 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie in games 1 and 2, and game 3 has 4 points for a win and 1 point for a tie. Overtime will only be played in game 3 if total points are tied.

The second game of the TSN Challenge takes place in Montreal, QC on Wednesday, November 28th at 7:30 pm (EST).

Players of the Game
CAN - Vicky Sunohara
USA - Jenny Potter

Box Score CAN

2

0

0

2

Compte USA

1

2

2

5


First Period/Première période

Scoring/Buts:
04:59 CAN Sunohara (Hefford)
07:25 CAN Sunohara (Dupuis, Hefford)
14:06 USA Granato (Wendell, Potter)

Penalties/Pénalités
14:40 CAN Hefford (Bodychecking/Mis-en-échec)

Second Period/Deuxième période

Scoring/Buts:
04:29 USA Potter (King)
08:04 USA Baker (Ruggiero)

Penalties/Pénalités
05:41 CAN Hefford (Roughing/Rudesse)
11:21 USA Looney (Roughing/Rudesse)
13:25 CAN Bench (Too Many/Trop de joueuses)

Third Period/Troisième période

Scoring/Buts:
02:56 USA King (Merz)
10:20 USA Bye (King, Potter)

Penalties/Pénalités
07:12 CAN Bredin (Roughing/Rudesse)
10:08 USA Bench (Too Many/Trop de joueuses)
19:35 USA Ruggiero (Body Checking/Mis-en-échec)


Goaltenders CAN Charline Labonte
Gardiennes de but USA Sarah Decosta

   

1st

2nd

3rd

Final

Shots on Goal by CAN

9

4

7

20

Tirs au but par USA

7

14

11

32


Referee/Arbitre Chantal Champagne
Linesmen/Juges des lignes Julie Bissonnette, Chris Pellerin

Attendance/Assistance 7,947
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