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Canada’s National Women’s Team scored twice in the first six minutes and got a late winner on the power
play to earn a 3-2 win over the United States in front of 4,121 fans at XL
Center in Hartford on Monday night.
• Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont./Princeton University, ECAC)
scored twice, including the game-winning goal with the man advantage at
16:02 of the third period.
• Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.)
opened the scoring just 36 seconds into the game.
• Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.)
chipped in with a pair of assists.
• Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que.)
turned aside 18 of 20 shots.
• Canada and the U.S. finished with 20 shots on goal apiece.
After sweeping the first two games of the Rivalry Series (and running their
win streak over the Americans to four), the Canadians will return to home
ice for the next two – Nov. 21 in Kingston, Ont., followed by a game Nov.
23 in Ottawa.
Tickets for the games in Kingston and Ottawa are now on sale.
Canada vs. Olds Grizzlys (AJHL) – Friday, Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
“Obviously you don’t want to do it – you don’t want to be giving up the
lead. The one big takeaway for me coming out of this week is finding
different ways to win instead of just your typical way. It’s not always
going to be smooth where you have the lead from the start, but us finding a
way to have the lead, give it up and then get it back that is stuff you can
draw on moving forward.”
- Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) on battling back after giving
up a two-goal lead
“To be honest, I think it’s just [the way we’ve played]. We try to focus on
ourselves, obviously it’s going to get heated and get intense, we all know
that, but that’s how the game gets better every time. Both teams train for
the same thing and obviously we came out on top but now we have to move on
and know where we have to get better and we’ll focus on that when we get
back to Calgary.”
- Poulin on the key to success in the first two games
“We have a lot of confidence, and we’ve been working on our power play a
lot these last couple of months. I think it starts from the power play at the world championship. We really built off that to see what we could
work on, see how we could evolve and it’s really paying off right now.”
- Fillier on the team’s special teams play
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