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Team USA Falls to Canada in OT, 2-1, in Edmonton

12/17/2017, 7:15pm EST
By USA Hockey

Hilary Knight scores in exhibition defeat

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) scored but the U.S. Women's National Team fell to Canada in overtime, 2-1, here tonight at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, in an exhibition game in preparation for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

"Tonight of course wasn’t the result that any of us wanted,” said Robb Stauber, head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team. “We’re a highly skilled team and we need to make sure that we go out and play fast. The goal for us is to be hitting on all cylinders in February.”

Canada struck first on the power-play with 2:45 remaining in the first when Marie-Philip Poulin shot from the point to beat U.S. goaltender Maddie Rooney (Andover, Minn.) far side.  Canada took the one-goal advantage into the first intermission.

Team USA had multiple chances on goal during a net-front scramble 2:05 into the middle stanza, but was unable to even the score.

With 5:58 remaining in the middle frame, Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.) skated down the right side and dished a pass to Knight, who put home the equalizer past Canadian netminder Shannon Szabados.

The teams traded chances down the stretch in the second period and throughout the final frame, but neither could net the go-ahead goal as the game went into overtime.

Canada ended the game when Jennifer Wakefield banged home a loose puck in the crease with 26 seconds left in overtime, accounting for the 2-1 final.

Rooney stopped 24 of 26 shots on goal. 

The 23-player 2018 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team will be announced on Jan. 1, 2018.

NOTES:  The U.S. outshot Canada, 35-26...For complete game statistics, click here… For full coverage of the U.S. Women’s National Team, click here. Follow along on social media @USAHockey on Twitter and Instagram, and Facebook.com/uswomenshockey.

 

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2017-18 USWNT Schedule

Date Opponent TIme (Local/ET)/Result Venue Location Broadcast/Stream
Sun., Oct. 22 Canada W, 5-2 Centre Videotron Quebec City, Que. NHL Network
Wed., Oct. 25 Canada* L, 1-5 Agganis Arena Boston, Mass. NHL Network
Tues., Nov. 7 Finland
Four Nations Cup*
W, 8-2 Florida Hospital Center Ice Wesley Chapel, Fla. HockeyTV
Wed., Nov. 8 Canada
Four Nations Cup*
W, 4-2 Florida Hospital Center Ice Wesley Chapel, Fla. HockeyTV
Fri., Nov. 10 Sweden
Four Nations Cup*
W, 5-0 Florida Hospital Center Ice Wesley Chapel, Fla. HockeyTV
Sun., Nov. 12 Canada
Championship Game
Four Nations Cup*
W, 5-1 AMALIE Arena Tampa, Fla. HockeyTV
Sun., Dec. 3 Canada* L, 1-2 OT Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, Minn. NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Sports App
Tues., Dec. 5 Canada L, 0-2 Bell MTS Place Winnipeg, Man. NHL Network
Fri., Dec. 15 Canada* L, 1-3 SAP Center San Jose, Calif. NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Sports App
Sun., Dec. 17 Canada L, 1-2 OT Rogers Place Edmonton, Alta. NHL Network
Sat. Jan 13 Team NWHL W, 3-0 Florida Hospital Center Ice Wesley Chapel, Fla. HockeyTV
Mon., Jan. 15 Team NWHL W, 6-2 Florida Hospital Center Ice Wesley Chapel, Fla. HockeyTV

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