A nominee for Olympic/Paralympic Female Athlete of the Month, Natalie Snodgrass (Eagan, Minn.) scored twice, including the game-tying and gold medal-clinching goals, as the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team battled back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 3-2 overtime victory against Canada in the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship. The U.S. finished the tournament 4-1-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L). Snodgrass tallied at least one goal in four of the five games and led the team with six goals and seven points. She tied for second among all players in the tournament with seven points and placed second overall with six goals. Her plus-8 rating placed second on the team and second overall.
The stick she scored the game-winning goal with was sent to the Hockey Hall of Fame.