2016-17 National Women's Team

2017 IIHF Women's World Championship
Game #22
Gold
Final (OT)
April 7, 2017 7:35 pm EDT
USA Hockey Arena – A1
Plymouth, Mich.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
10
10
6
4
30
11
6
15
8
40

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
10
0 / 5
10

Game Story

CANADA FALLS IN OT, TAKES SILVER AT WOMEN’S WORLDS

JASON LA ROSE

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) tied the game midway through the third period, but Canada’s National Women’s Team came up one goal short on Friday night, falling 3-2 in overtime to the United States in the gold medal game at the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship.

It is the second year in a row the Canadians have lost in extra time to the U.S. in the final; they suffered a 1-0 defeat on home ice in Kamloops, B.C., last April.

Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) scored the other Canadian goal in support of goaltender Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta./Fort Saskatchewan, CHL), who was spectacular again in a 37-save performance.

The Canadians were shut out 2-0 by the U.S. in the preliminary-round meeting between the teams last Friday, but Agosta needed just 61 seconds to ensure they wouldn’t be blanked again, taking a feed from Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Linköping HC, SWE) and picking the top corner over the glove of U.S. netminder Nicole Hensley.

Kacey Bellamy answered for the Americans at 4:34, beating Szabados with a wrist shot through a screen.

That would be it for scoring in the first 40 minutes, with Szabados and Hensley combining for 35 saves and Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) hitting the post late in the second period to keep the game tied after two.

Bellamy needed just 42 seconds of the third period to give the U.S. its first lead, finishing a beautiful behind-the-back, no-look pass from Hilary Knight to make it 2-1.

Jenner forced overtime with a power-play marker at 9:44, squeezing a shot past the pad of an outstretched Hensley. Originally waved off, the goal was confirmed after a video review, eventually forcing an extra period.

Canada continued its strong penalty kill early in overtime after Wakefield was sent off for interference, but Knight ended it at 10:17, wiring a slap shot off the cross-bar and past Szabados for the gold-medal winner.

The Americans, who came into the game with the best power play in the tournament, finished goalless in five chances and generated just five shots on goal with the man advantage.

Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Montreal, CWHL) finished as Canada’s leading scorer with two goals and four assists in five games; the Canadian captain was rewarded for her play with a spot on the media all-star team.

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Meghan Agosta

Assists: Jennifer Wakefield
1:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Gigi Marvin
Tripping (2:00)
2:00
GOAL
Goal: Kacey Bellamy

Assists: Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker
4:34
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson
Roughing (2:00)
6:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Laura Fortino
High-Sticking (2:00)
15:32
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson
Slashing (2:00)
4:19
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson
Tripping (2:00)
8:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Meaghan Mikkelson
Hooking (2:00)
13:32
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kacey Bellamy

Assists: Hilary Knight, Brianna Decker
0:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Brianna Decker
Hooking (2:00)
9:20
GOAL
Goal: Brianne Jenner (power play)

Assists: Marie-Philip Poulin
9:44
PENALTY
Penalty: Laura Stacey
Tripping (2:00)
12:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Jocelyne Larocque
Tripping (2:00)
17:36
Overtime
PENALTY
Penalty: Jennifer Wakefield
Interference (2:00)
2:00
GOAL
Goal: Hilary Knight

Assists: Kendall Coyne
10:17

Goaltender Leaders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Shannon Szabados CAN 70 40 37 3 0.925
Nicole Hensley USA 70 30 28 2 0.933

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ United States USA
Apr 7, 2017
3 - 2 W v CanadaCAN
Apr 7, 2017
4 - 0 W v FinlandFIN
Apr 6, 2017
11 - 0 W v GermanyGER
Apr 6, 2017
8 - 0 W v RussiaRUS
Apr 3, 2017
5 - 3 W v FinlandFIN
Apr 3, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017 SHWC: CAN 4 – USA 1 (Gold Medal)
Canada wins gold medal at sledge worlds
2017 U18WC: SWE 7 – CAN 3 (Quarter-final)
Canada downed in QFs at U18 worlds
2017 U18WC: FIN 6 – CAN 3 (Preliminary)
Entwistle had a goal and assist, but Canada dropped its prelim finale.
2017 U18WC: CAN 7 – SUI 3 (Preliminary)
Studnicka and Glass scored two apiece to lead Canada past the Swiss.
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