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
“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.
Halifax, N.S. / AC610 / 5:48 p.m.
Blayre Turnbull, Troy Ryan (assistant coach)
Madison, Wis. / Delta 4653 / 8:51 a.m.
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.
St. John’s, N.L. / AC694 / 7:19 p.m.
Winnipeg, Man. / AC269 / 8:08 p.m.
Dwayne Gylywoychuk (assistant coach)
Vancouver, B.C. / AC161 / 6:05 p.m.
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Program, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow
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