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U.S. Falls to Canada 6-5 in Overtime, Earns Silver Medal in Women’s Worlds

By USA Hockey, 04/14/24, 9:45PM EDT


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UTICA, N.Y.  - The U.S. Women’s National Team earned the silver medal at the 2024 Women’s World Championship following a 6-5 overtime loss to Canada in the championship game at the Adirondack Bank Center on Sunday. 

"Every single game is so spirited with these women,” said John Wroblewski (Neenah, Wis.), head coach of the 2024 U.S. Women’s National Team. “Canada was unbelievable in the trenches tonight. The sports world is lucky to have these types of games.” 

The U.S. now has 23 Women’s World Championship medals (10 gold, 13 silver) and has medaled in every tournament staged. 

Canada took a 1-0 lead 6:32 into the opening period when Erin Ambrose deflected a shot past goaltender Aerin Frankel (Chappaqua, N.Y.) in the slot from Sarah Fillier after Emily Clark rimmed the puck to her on the point.  


Laila Edwards (Cleveland, Ohio) responded for Team USA 1:40 later to tie the score at one apiece. Kirsten Simms (Plymouth, Mich.) forced a turnover in the neutral zone for Taylor Heise (Lake City, Minn.) who chipped the puck to Edwards as she crossed Canada's blueline. On a two-on-one rush, Edwards opted to shoot, picking the top left corner with a wrister.  

Near the end of the first period, Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) found herself on a rush with Kendall Coyne Schofield (Palos Heights, Ill) who fed her a backdoor pass across the slot, but Carpenter couldn’t get the shot off.  

The U.S. went on the penalty kill late in the first period but shut down Canada’s power play to keep the game even at 1-1. 

Julia Gosling put Canada ahead 2-1 at the 3:08 mark of the second period after she fired a wrist shot short side past Frankel, capitalizing on a feed from Jamie Bourbonnais. 

Team USA evened the score 2-2 at the halfway mark of the middle frame when Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.) buried a shot from the top of the circle on a rush with Hannah Bilka (Coppell, Texas) and Abbey Murphy (Evergreen Park, Ill.). 

Team USA went on the power play in the bottom half of the second period following a slashing call on Canada but were unable to convert on the advantage.  

The U.S. took a 3-2 lead 16:32 into the second period when Carpenter snapped a shot off from the slot on a feed from Coyne Schofield stationed behind the net. Britta Curl (Bismarck, N.D.) picked up a secondary assist on the play.   

Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin scored unassisted to even the score 3-3 with 1:02 remaining in the middle period.  

The U.S. capitalized on the power play to go up 4-3 at 8:56 in the final third. Edward set up Caroline Harvey (Salem, N.H.) for a one-timer on the blueline and Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) swept the rebound past goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens.  

The lead was short-lived as Canada’s Emily Clark responded just 1:50 later to tie the score 4-4 and Poulin found the back of the net at the 12:19 mark to put Canada ahead 5-4. 

Harvey came in clutch with 5:02 remaining in regulation when she popped a shot past Desbiens on the edge of the crease off a feed from Lacey Eden (Annapolis, Md.) with Hayley Scamurra (Getzville, N.Y.) providing the secondary assist.  

With the score knotted at 5-5 after sixty minutes, the U.S. and Canada headed to overtime. 

The U.S. received a minor penalty for too many skaters just over three minutes into overtime. With two seconds remaining on the penalty, Danielle Serdachny buried a rebound from Ambrose at the 5:16 mark, and the U.S. fell to Canada 6-5. 

NOTES: Caroline Harvey (Salem, N.H.) was named Team USA’s Player of the Game ... Laila Edwards (Cleveland, Ohio) was named Most Valuable Player ... Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.) received the Directorate Award for Best Forward ... Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.), Laila Edwards (Cleveland, Ohio) and Caroline Harvey (Salem, N.H.) were named to the Media All-Star Team ... Aerin Frankel (Chappaqua, N.Y.) made 24 saves in net ... Canada outshot the U.S. 30-24 ... The U.S. was 1-2 on the power play while Canada was 1-3. 


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