Today is the first meeting between the U.S. and Finland at the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship. The game will take place at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. local) at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia. Follow the updates on Twitter @USAHockeyScores and join the conversation by using hashtag #WWC2016. The game will be televised in the United States on NHL Network tomorrow, March 30, at 1 p.m. ET. Prior to the 2016 IIHF WWC, the last meeting between the two teams at this event took place on March 29, 2015. In that preliminary round game, the U.S. defeated Finland, 4-1. In the IIHF Women’s World Championship, Team USA has a 13-0-0-1-1 record (W-OTW-OTL-L-T) overall. Prior to this tournament, the last time the U.S. and Finland met in an international tournament was during the 2015 Four Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden There, the U.S. defeated Finland, 7-0, on Nov. 7.
Brianna Decker netted the game-winning goal and Hilary Knight scored twice to lead the U.S. Women’s National Team to a 3-1 third-period comeback win against Canada in its opening game of the 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship yesterday. Goaltender Alex Rigsby made 22 saves in the victory and Monique Lamoureux added a pair of assists. The U.S. outshot Canada, 38-23. Knight, who was named the U.S. Player of the Game, tied Karyn Bye for third on Team USA's all-time goals list (27) at this event.
|DATE||OPPONENT||RESULT||U.S. Player of the Game|
|Mon., March 28||Canada||W, 3-1||Hilary Knight|
|Tue., March 29||Finland||W, 2-1||Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson|
|Thur., March 31||Russia||W, 8-0||Monique Lamoureux|
|Sun., April 3||Russia - Semifinal||W, 9-0||Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson|
|Mon., April 4||Canada - Gold Medal Game||W, 1-0 OT||Alex Rigsby|