Sochi Olympics, women’s hockey Canada vs. USA final score: Controversial goal sparks Canada to 3-2 win

Dec 30, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; USA left wing Kendall Coyne (26) tries to skate in front of the net with the puck as Canada defenseman Catherine Ward (18) defends during the first period in an exhibition hockey game at Air Canada Centre. USA beat Canada 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The United States women’s hockey team took on Canada Wednesday morning, as we got what many believed to be a preview of the 2014 Winter Olympics final. After Team USA jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, Canada was able to answer early in the third period.

As the action picked up, Canada netted another goal midway through the period that was met with some controversy.

During the play, the whistle clearly blew before the puck crossed the net, but Canada was given the go-ahead goal despite a replay. That put all of the momentum in Canada’s corner. Later in the period, Canada went up 3-1 on a breakaway goal which proved to be the game-winner.

The United States answered late after pulling their goaltender, but it wasn’t enough.

Canada edged the Americans by a score of 3-2, and allows some drama to build for a potential rematch in the gold medal game.

Both teams will now rest until Monday, where they will begin the next round of the tournament in opposite brackets.

First Period Summary

Time Team Scoring Detail USA CAN
No Scoring this period 0 0
Time Team Penalty Detail
4:37 J Lamoureux  (tripping)
10:59 C Ouellette  (holding)
17:47 B Decker  (women body-checking)

Second Period Summary

Time Team Scoring Detail USA CAN
17:34 Hilary Knight – power play  (Assist: Alex Carpenter, Anne Schleper) 1 0
Time Team Penalty Detail
12:27 M Duggan  (interference)
12:52 R Johnston  (roughing)
16:57 L Rougeau  (women body-checking)

Third Period Summary

Time Team Scoring Detail USA CAN
2:21 Meghan Agosta-Marciano – power play  (Assist: Hayley Wickenheiser) 1 1
3:54 Hayley Wickenheiser   (Unassisted) 1 2
14:55 Meghan Agosta-Marciano   (Unassisted) 1 3
18:55 Anne Schleper – with extra attacker  (Unassisted) 2 3
Time Team Penalty Detail
:53 B Decker  (tripping)
11:59 J Pucci  (hooking)
19:29 - Bench  (too many men)

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Topics: 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi Olympics, Team USA, Women's Hockey

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  • Tim Town

    “Clearly blew before puck crossed the line” Watch the review, the puck was clearly across the line when the whistle blew. Clean your ears!

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