Canada's National Women's Team takes home silver at women's worlds
Silver medal is eighth for Canada at IIHF Women’s World Championship
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April 7, 2017
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PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Canada’s National Women’s Team will cross the border with a silver medal after a 3-2 overtime loss to the United States in the gold-medal game Friday at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship.

Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) put Canada ahead just over a minute into the first period before the U.S. netted the equalizer at 4:34. Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) answered the second American goal, finding the back of the net on the power play midway through the third period to send it to overtime.

The Americans were lifted to victory after Hilary Knight potted the game-winner just over 10 minutes into extra time. Between the pipes, Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Fort Saskatchewan, CHL) turned aside 37 of 40 shots.

“This definitely wasn’t the outcome we wanted, it was one great game and it could have gone either way at any moment,” said head coach Laura Schuler. “We definitely had our chances tonight and it’s important for us to hold our heads high.”

Canada finished the preliminary round with 1-2 record after falling to the United States (2-0) and Finland (4-3), and besting Russia (8-0). It advanced the gold-medal game after a 4-0 semifinal victory over Finland on Thursday.

“This one hurts for sure, it’s tough but it’s motivation for us,” said captain Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL). “This was a better game for us, looking back to the start of the tournament we went through a lot of adversity and I’m really happy with the way we came out and stuck together.”

The Canadian contingent has now won the silver medal eight times at the world championship (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017). Canada’s National Women’s Team has appeared in every world championship gold-medal game, winning 10 gold medals (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2012).

TEAM CANADA RETURN FLIGHT ITINERARY INFORMATION

Players and staff will return to their final destinations on Saturday, April. 8. See below for specific flight itineraries for Canada’s players and staff. Any player not listed is returning at a later date or driving to their final destination. Information is listed alphabetically by city. Flight information may change without notice; please note that all arrival times are LOCAL time.

Calgary, Alta. / AC125 / 6:22 p.m.
Bailey Bram, Haley Irwin, Brianne Jenner, Rebecca Johnston, Geneviève Lacasse, Emerance Maschmeyer, Meaghan Mikkelson, Brad Kirkwood (goaltending coach), Melody Davidson (general manager)

Grand Forks, N.D. / Delta 4621 / 12:40 p.m.
Halli Krzyzaniak

Halifax, N.S. / AC610 / 5:48 p.m.
Blayre Turnbull, Troy Ryan (assistant coach)

Madison, Wis. / Delta 4653 / 8:51 a.m.
Emily Clark

Manchester, N.H. / UA4854 / 9:24 p.m.
Laura Schuler (head coach)

Montreal, Que. / AC416 / 4:12 p.m.
Marie-Philip Poulin, Lauriane Rougeau, Caroline Ouellette (assistant coach)

Minneapolis, Minn. / Delta 1569 / 9:47 a.m.
Sarah Potomak

St. John’s, N.L. / AC694 / 7:19 p.m.
Sarah Davis

Winnipeg, Man. / AC269 / 8:08 p.m.
Dwayne Gylywoychuk (assistant coach)

Vancouver, B.C. / AC161 / 6:05 p.m.
Meghan Agosta

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Women’s Team Program, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow through social media on FacebookTwitter, and Twitter.com/HC_Women.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

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