A dominating third period and Ann-Renée Desbiens turned aside 18 shots, but Canada falls to the U.S.
Canada’s National Women’s Team
closed out the Ontario leg of the Rivalry Series, dropping a 2-0 decision
to the United States in front of 8,385 fans Tuesday night from TD Place
Canada held a 26-20 edge in shots on goal, including 14-5 in the third
Offensively, Brianne Jenner (Oakville, Ont.) led the
way with 22:39 minutes of ice time, defensively Jocelyne Larocque (Ste. Anne, Man.) registered 22:08
- Canada’s penalty kill was four-for-six on the night.
Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que.)
turned aside 18 shots in the game.
Canada’s National Women’s Team will face three national men’s under-17
teams next in an unique event billed as the
Capital City Challenge
. Preliminary-round action kicks off on Friday, Nov. 26 when Canada faces
Team Canada White in the tournament opener at 12 p.m. ET.
Canada’s National Women’s Team vs. Team Canada White – Friday, Nov. 26, 12
noon ET / 9 a.m. PT.
“One of the big takeaways is that it’s going to a be a battle right to the
end and it’s going to be competitive. I think both teams match up well
against each other and we can expect a battle moving forward. Tonight
specifically the takeaway is that we have to be much more selective on the
type of penalties we take. We can’t take the penalties that cost us, giving
them a chance to win.”
– Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) on needing to be more
“It was a momentum swing and that one wasn’t in our favour, but I think we
were happy with the chances we generated on the power play, obviously we’d
like to get one. We kind of measure success with our power play if we’re
gaining momentum for our team. We needed to find a way to get one tonight
and we didn’t, so disheartening I wouldn’t say so. We’re a team that
doesn’t try to ride the emotional ups and downs of a game and tries to keep
plugging away and we believed until the last couple of seconds that we had
Jenner on not capitalizing on the power play, then giving up a power
“It was obviously a very special night for me, I had lots of family and
friends in the building. I grew up coming to this building watching the
[Ottawa] 67’s so it was definitely a special night. Obviously, we would
have liked to win but I couldn’t have asked for a better group to share the
moment with and it was pretty special.
Jamie Lee Rattray (Kanata, Ont.) on playing in front of her hometown