It’s not for anyone.
in the fourth game of Canada in the women’s Olympic ice hockey tournament, the replay of a game that was the Olympic final five times, against the United States. It is one of the great rivalries in the sport of two great countries in which the modality is very popular.
READ: Great Winter Olympics Rivalries – Canada vs USA – Women’s Ice Hockey
a convincing argument victory by 4 to 2 that keeps Canada undefeated in the competition. With 5 goals conceded in four games, the Americans were the first to score two goals in a game against the Canadians.
It will take a lot to wrest the Olympic title from them in Beijing 2022.
The defeat in the PyeongChang 2018 final against the Americans seems to suffocate the Canadians. When the neighbors to the south flirted with being in front of the marker, they didn’t even have time to enjoy the moment. The response was quick, infallible, which did not even let the southern neighbors enjoy the advantage in the marker.
It was the game, with Canada far superior in possession, puck control and offensive action. Solid in defence, the Americans had a lot of work to overcome the Canadians. Unlike the opponents, the North American team has so far been the least conceded of the team which becomes the strongest candidate for the Olympic title in the women’s competition.
A first period that went as planned, the two teams studying each other patiently. If there was an opportunity, they would take it. There have been several, and Canada has taken advantage of them, with the sole aim of Brianne Jennerwho opened the scoring at 14:10 of the first period – which ended 1-0.
The second period was very different, busy and with many goals.
It can be divided into two moments. In the first twelve minutes, the United States took advantage of their chances and drew with cameranese, at nine minutes. A few moments later, at 11, in a beautiful movement Carpenter reverses the roles in the United States.
However, less than two minutes later, Brianne Jenner scored her second of the match and equalized by two goals apiece. The response came relentlessly and with interest. at 14, Jamie Lee Rattray turns to Canada and in the 17th minute, star Marie Philip-Poulin scores the fourth goal.
No great emotions in the third and final period, which ended in a goalless draw.
Canada 4 to 2 and the last figures of the game.
on defeat, Alex Charpentierscorer of one of the American goals, commented: “I wouldn’t say it was frustrating (a loss). We weren’t really frustrated. I think you have to watch and you know, we’re going to work those small details to move forward.”
The Canadian goalkeeper Goodson what this victory over the Americans means, said: “What does this victory mean for the team, we must watch the video of the match and learn from ourselves what went well and what did not not gone well, to be ready for the decisive phase which is approaching. There is always a lot to learn, when to lose and when to win”.
The next commitments of the two teams will take place in the quarter-finals, the opponents still to be defined. Canada finished first in Group A, while the United States finished second.
Will it be a game between Canadians and Americans, again the game for the gold medal?
Canada 4 (1-0, 3-2, 0-0): Ann-Renée Desbiens, Emerance Maschmeyer; Jocelyne Larocque, Renata Fast, Brianne Jenner, Sarah Nurse, Marie-Philip Poulin (C); Erin Ambrose, Claire Thompson, Sarah Fillier, Natalie Spooner, Jamie Lee Rattray; Ashton Bell, Micah Zandee-Hart, Rebecca Johnston, Emily Clark, Blaire Turnbull; Ella Shelton, Laura Stacey, Jill Saulnier and Emma Maltais. Coach: Troy Ryan.
USA 2 (0-1, 2-3, 0-0): Alex Cavallini, Maddie Rooney; Lee Stecklein, Cayla Barnes, Hannah Brandt, Hilary Knight, Kendall Coyne Schofeld (C); Megan Keller, Savannah Harmon, Abby Roque, Alex Carpenter, Amanda Kessel; Megan Bozek, Jincy Dunne, Kelly Pannek, Grance Zumwinkle, Dani Cameranesi; Caroline Harvey, Hayley Scamurra, Jesse Cimpher, Abbey Murphy. Coach: Joel Johnson.
Arbitration: Cianna Lieffers (CAN), Elizabeth Mantha (CAN), Lacey Senuk (CAN), Kendall Hanley (USA) and Jackie Spresser (USA)
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