Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Women's U18 Series G1: USA 4 - CAN 3

Future Badger Alex Rigsby made 37 saves en-route to a 4-3 USA victory over Canada in the Women's U18 Series. Brittany Ammerman, also representing the Badgers on the US team, was held off the scoresheet. (No Badgers on CAN, at least not that have committed yet. I don't know of any potential recruits, but I'm not really in the loop.)

Despite a string of US penalties in the 1st period (looks like the girls figured things out after that, b/c they only had 1 penalty in the next 2 periods) and being reportedly outplayed and outshot (30-9) by Canada in the 1st 2 periods, the US was down by just 1 goal entering the 3rd period. In the 3rd period it was Canada's turn to take a string of penalties, and the US staged a comeback for the win.

From USA head coach Katie King:
"It was good for the players to get on the ice and see some competition coming out of camp," said Katie King, head coach of the 2009 U.S. Women's Under-18 Select Team. "I was proud of the team's resiliency and our ability to come back and capitalize on the power play."
Game recaps: usahockey, hockeycanada

Next game: Today at 8PM CT.