Canada loses second in a row as Carpenter winner propels USA to 2-1 Rivalry Series win

KAMLOOPS, BC — Canada lost its second straight Rivalry Series game against the United States on Thursday, losing 2-1 at the Sandman Centre. Alex Carpenter scored what turned out to be the winner with less than seven minutes remaining.

KAMLOOPS, BC — Canada lost its second straight Rivalry Series game against the United States on Thursday, losing 2-1 at the Sandman Centre.

Alex Carpenter scored what turned out to be the winner with less than seven minutes remaining. Rory Guilday scored the tying goal for the US Maddie Rooney made 19 saves in the win.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored Canada’s only goal. Kristen Campbell stopped 32 shots for the home side.

After Laura Stacey hung on a breakaway, Poulin got up to take the penalty 18:14 into the second period. Poulin took advantage of the opportunity with a backhand shot upstairs to open the scoring and give Canada the lead.

Just over a minute later, Guilday answered for the United States with a shot from the point that passed Campbell.

In the third, Carpenter buried a slap shot rebound from Hilary Knight to give the United States the lead at 13:24.

The Americans beat Canada 4-3 in a shootout Tuesday in Kelowna, British Columbia. The two teams will then face off in Seattle on Sunday for the third of the seven-game series.

Canada’s roster for the first three games of the women’s hockey series includes 16 players who won gold at the Olympic Games and World Hockey Championships this year.

Canada beat the United States 2-1 for the world title last September in Denmark. Canada beat the Americans 3-2 in the Olympic final last February in Beijing.

Canada went 3-1-1 against the United States in last season’s Rivalry Series, which was cut short by the pandemic.

The United States will host Game 4 of the series on December 15 in Henderson, Nevada. The remaining dates and locations have yet to be announced.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on November 17, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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