Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating

ARCHIVE NEWS

If it is not your content, try to search here:
Ice Hockey - 06. October 2009.

U.S. Women’s National Team Falls to Canada, 3-1


Schaus Makes 41 Saves in First U.S. Loss to Canada in Four Games

 

VICTORIA, B.C. – Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) made 41 saves, however the U.S. Women's National Team fell to Canada, 3-1, here tonight at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in front of a crowd of 6,072. The game was the first of a six-game series between the two teams during the 2009-10 season, three of which are part of the Qwest Tour in the U.S.

Canada went up 1-0 in the first period, which was followed by a scoreless second frame. The teams traded goals in the third to account for the 3-1 final.

"Molly Schaus played very well in net and gave us an opportunity in the third period to still be in the game, but we came up short," said Mark Johnson, head coach for Team USA. "We'll definitely take some things away from this game and continue with our process of preparation."



After over 17 minutes of scoreless play in the first period, which included multiple quality scoring chances on both sides, Canada went up 1-0 on a Meghan Agosta power-play goal. From just to the left of the U.S. net, Jayna Hefford found Agosta at the goalmouth and Agosta wristed the puck to the top right corner of the net over Schaus' glove as she slid across the crease at 17:32.



Schaus stopped the remaining 15 shots on goal by the Canadians in the opening frame, while Kim St-Pierre kept the Americans off the scoreboard with 14 saves.



In the second frame, Schaus added 19 saves to her total, while St-Pierre turned aside all 10 U.S. shots, as the score remained 1-0 after 40 minutes of play.



Sarah Vaillancourt put Canada up 2-0 early in the final stanza when she poked a rebound through Schaus' legs after a scuffle in front of the U.S. net at 3:16. Erika Lawler (Fitchburg, Mass.) cut the U.S. deficit in half at 6:16 of the period when her wrist shot from the right faceoff circle found the back of the far side of the net. Agosta closed out the game's scoring on a rush with a sweeping backhander from the top of the crease at 8:55.



The U.S. squad returns to action on Sat., Oct. 10, against the University of North Dakota in Warroad, Minn. The game is part of the 10-game, nine-city Qwest Tour. Team USA will face off against Canada next on Oct. 16 in Spokane, Wash. For tickets and more information, visit QwestTour.com.

NOTES: Team USA was 0-for-6 on the power play, while Canada was 1-for-5 ... Molly Schaus was named the U.S. Player of the Game ... Click here for Team USA's roster ... Coverage of the 2009-10 U.S. Women's National Team and Qwest Tour can be found at QwestTour.com, as well as on the U.S. Women's National Team's Facebook page and on the Qwest Tour Twitter page ... Mark Johnson, head women's ice hockey coach at the University of Wisconsin, is leading Team USA through the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Dave Flint, head women's ice hockey coach at Northeastern University, and Jodi McKenna, head women's ice hockey coach at Wesleyan University, are serving as assistant coaches ... The 2009-10 U.S. Women's National Team will be centralized in Blaine, Minn., in the lead-up to the Vancouver Games.

 

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA

0

0

1 --

1

CAN

1

0

2 --

3






First Period - Scoring: 1, CAN, Agosta (Hefford, Wickenheiser), 17:32 (pp). Penalties: USA, Duggan (slashing), 1:52; CAN, Sostorics (holding), 4:11; CAN, Bonhomme (boarding), 4:58; CAN, Kingsbury (roughing), 7:36; CAN, MacLeod (body-checking), 15:03; USA, Chesson (holding), 17:19.

Second Period - Scoring: None. Penalties: USA, Ruggiero (high-sticking), :48; CAN, Bonhomme (interference), :53; USA, M. Lamoureux (interference), 17:00.

Third Period - Scoring: 2, CAN, Vaillancourt (Irwin, Johnston), 3:16; 3, USA, Lawler (Darwitz), 6:16; 4, CAN, Agosta (Wickenheiser), 8:55. Penalties: CAN, Piper (hooking), 3:30; CAN, Apps (roughing), 6:42; USA, Bellamy (roughing), 6:42; USA, Lawler (misconduct), 19:56; USA, Ruggiero (misconduct), 19:56; USA, M. Lamoureux (misconduct), 19:56; USA, Chu (misconduct), 19:56; CAN, Agosta (misconduct), 19:56; CAN, Sostorics (misconduct), 19:56; CAN, Piper (misconduct), 19:56; CAN, Wickenheiser (misconduct), 19:56.

 

Shots by Period

1

2

3

Total

USA

14

10

12

36

CAN

16

19

9

44

 

 

 

 

 

Goaltenders (SH/SV)

1

2

3

Total

USA, Schaus, 59:16

16-15

19-19

9-7

44-41

CAN, St-Pierre, 60:00

14-14

10-10

12-11

36-35

 

 

 

 

 



Power Play:
USA 0-6; CAN 1-4
Penalties: USA 9-50; CAN 11-54
Officials: Referee-Theresa Lorente; Linesmen-Haley Wieler, Shauna Wing
Attendance: 6,072

 

Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
UP
Have you read it?
Boutier one clear on Sanya Debut
Lucy Macgregor Wins in Busan
Please follow us