U.S. Tops Canada, 3-2, In OT For Eighth World Championship
PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) scored the game-winning goal with 9:43 to play in overtime, as the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Canada, 3-2, here tonight in the gold-medal game at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship at USA Hockey Arena. Nicole Hensley (Lakewood, Colo.) finished with 28 saves for her third victory of the tournament.
Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) also netted two goals for Team USA.
“Our goal was to come in on day one and be better by the end and I think we accomplished that,” said Robb Stauber, head coach of the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Team. “I’m so proud of this team. It’s an unbelievable feeling to have been able to win a gold medal here tonight in front of our amazing fans.”
The victory gives the U.S. Women’s National Team its fourth consecutive world championship and seventh in the past eight competitions. Team USA, who finished the event with a 5-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record, went undefeated at the tournament for the third consecutive year and has now won eight world championships overall.
— USA Hockey (@usahockey) April 8, 2017