Petrie scoring the first goal of the game for Team USA. Photo courtesy of Images on Ice.
Team USA scored three straight goals to overcome a two-goal deficit and defeat Canada in its second preliminary round game of the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championship tonight.
"I think we played a strong, focused and intense game all the way through," said Maura Crowell(Mansfield, Mass.), head coach of the 2019 U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team. "To be down 2-0, then come back and score those two goals and get the go-ahead in the third really shows the character of the group we have. We'll enjoy this win tonight and look to continue improving against Sweden on Wednesday."
After falling behind by two goals, the U.S. stormed back with a purpose, scoring twice in 14 seconds to tie the game at two. Dominique Petrie (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) got things rolling for the U.S. when she broke through the defense and beat the Canadian goaltender with a move to her backhand on the breakaway.
Following Petrie's goal, Abbey Murphy (Evergreen Park, Ill.),, who also scored the game-winning goal in the third period, earned a breakaway of her own and made a beautiful move to her forehand to tie the game at two.
Murphy's second goal of the game came in the third period on a one-timer from the high slot that would serve as the game-winning goal for the U.S.