2017-18 National Women's Team

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2017 4 Nations Cup
Game #8
Gold
Final
November 12, 2017 3:30 pm EST
Amalie Arena
Tampa, Fla.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
0
0
1
1
0
2
3
5

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
6
6
20
7
14
6
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 4
16
3 / 7
10

Game Story

U.S. TOPS CANADA IN 4 NATIONS CUP FINALE

JEMMA YOUNG

TAMPA, Fla. – Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) scored midway through the third period to pull Canada’s National Women’s Team within a goal, but it ultimately dropped a 5-1 decision to the United States in the gold medal game Sunday at the 2017 4 Nations Cup.

The game marked the 20th time in 22 tournaments the North American rivals have met for gold; in head-to-head finals, the Canadians still lead 12-8.

The teams swapped chances in a scoreless first period, with Canada holding an 8-7 advantage in shots on goal.

Thirty-five minutes of back-and-forth action finally gave way to scoring, with Hannah Brandt getting the Americans on the board at 15:06 of the second period.

She added a second goal just 1:43 later, this one on the power play, sending the U.S. to the dressing room up 2-0.

Agosta got one back just past the midway mark of the third period with the Canadians on the man advantage, finishing a pretty passing play with Haley Irwin (Thunder Bay, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) and Brigette Lacquette (Mallard, Man./Calgary, CWHL) to make it a 2-1 game.

Canada ran into penalty trouble in the third period, slowing its momentum with five minors.

Hilary Knight and Amanda Kessel took advantage of the extra American body, adding two to the U.S. lead with less than four minutes to go before Kendall Coyne finished the scoring in the dying seconds.

Geneviève Lacasse (Kingston, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) made 22 saves in the Canadian goal; the U.S. finished with a 27-20 edge in shots.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brianna Decker
Hooking (2:00)
03:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Renata Fast
Tripping (2:00)
11:09
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Keller
Interference (2:00)
06:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Marie-Philip Poulin
Cross-Checking (2:00)
10:33
GOAL
Goal: Hannah Brandt

Assists: Dani Cameranesi, Kacey Bellamy
15:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Larocque
Cross-Checking (2:00)
16:34
GOAL
Goal: Hannah Brandt (power play)

Assists: Emily Pfalzer, Amanda Kessel
16:49
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jennifer Wakefield
Body-Checking (2:00)
05:30
PENALTY
Penalty:
Too Many Players (2:00)
09:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Larocque
Roughing (2:00)
09:40
PENALTY
Penalty: Brianna Decker
Roughing (2:00)
09:40
GOAL
Goal: Meghan Agosta (power play)

Assists: Brigette Lacquette, Haley Irwin
10:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Megan Keller
Hooking (2:00)
11:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Emily Clark
Tripping (2:00)
15:11
GOAL
Goal: Hilary Knight (power play)

Assists: Kendall Coyne, Kacey Bellamy
16:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Jennifer Wakefield
Goaltender Interference (2:00)
16:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Geneviève Lacasse
Slashing (2:00)
18:32
GOAL
Goal: Amanda Kessel (power play)

Assists: Emily Pfalzer, Dani Cameranesi
18:53
GOAL
Goal: Kendall Coyne

Assists: Hilary Knight, Dani Cameranesi
19:43

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GAA SV%
Geneviève Lacasse CAN 60 27 22 5 0.815
Maddie Rooney USA 60 20 19 1 0.950

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 2 - Assists 0 - Points 2
G 2 - A 0 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

1 - 5 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 12, 2017
5 - 1 W vs. CanadaCAN
Nov 12, 2017
4 - 0 W @ FinlandFIN
Nov 10, 2017
5 - 0 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 10, 2017
2 - 4 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 8, 2017
4 - 2 W vs. CanadaCAN
Nov 8, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017-18 NWU18T : CAN 3 – USA 0 (Game 2)
McArthur earned the 26-save SO to help Canada even the U18 series.
2017-18 NWU18T: BLK 3 – RED 2 OT (Intrasquad)
MacEachern scored the OT winner to get Black the intrasquad sweep.
2017-18 NWU18T: RED 2 – RUS 1 (Exhibition)
Veillette and Kollman scored 2:07 apart to get Red its first victory.
2017-18 NWU18T: BLK 7 – RUS 0 (Exhibition)
Connors and Fillier had 2G each, and Black rolled past the Russians.
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