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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | IIHF HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP: USA wins Women’s Gold

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | IIHF HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP: USA wins Women’s Gold

American Women 2011 Hockey Champions

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CHAMPIONS!

ZURICH – The United States has won gold at the World Women’s Championship after an overtime goal by Hilary Knight at 7:48 of the 4-on-4 extra period. The play came off a fortuitous scramble which left the loose puck inches from the line for Knight to push in.

“The puck came across the crease just behind the goal line and I put it into the net,” a jubilant Knight said. “It’s a feeling that’s hard to describe when you score such a goal. It was a bit of a gift at the right time.”  click here for complete story

2011, IIHF World Women’s Ice Hockey Championship, Gold Medal Match, in another slugfest with Canada, Team USA gets the cup again in over 3-2, their third straight win. (Watch the full event at UniversalSports.com)

U.S. to vie for women’s gold

(story & photos courtesy www.usahockey.com)

The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Russia 5-1 on Saturday at the 2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship. Team USA advances to Monday’s gold medal game against Canada.

Brianna Decker watches her shot find the back of the Russian net. (usahockey.com)

The U.S. Women’s National Team advanced to the gold-medal game of the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women’s Championship with a 5-1 win over Russia here tonight at Hallenstadion. Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) and Monique Lamoureux-Kolls (Grand Forks, N.D.) each factored in four goals in leading the U.S. to victory.

Team USA holds a 4-0-0-0 record and will look for a world championship three-peat on Monday (April 25) against Canada at 2 p.m. EDT. The game can be viewed in the U.S. on Universal Sports Television Network and UniversalSports.com.

“After we got off to a bit of a slow and uninspired start, we came back in the second period with a lot of energy and played well for the last 40 minutes of the game,” said Katey Stone, head coach for Team USA and also the head women’s ice hockey coach at Harvard University. “We now look forward to the opportunity to play for the gold medal on Monday.”

The Road To The Finals

Date-Opponent–Time (ET)—Results

April 7*—Canada (Ann Arbor, Mich.)—L, 1-3

April 8*—Canada (Ann Arbor, Mich.)—W, 4-1

April 17—Slovakia—W, 5-0

April 18—Russia—W, 13-1

April 20—Sweden—W, 9-1

April 23—Russia—Semifinal—W, 5-1

April 25–Canada—Gold Medal Game–2 p.m.

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USA goes for gold after 5-1 win

ZURICH – Team USA recovered from an early 1-0 deficit to cruise to a 5-1 victory over Russia and advance to a gold-medal date with Canada on Monday night at the Hallenstadion. It’s the 13th straight meeting between the women’s teams for gold, the Americans having won the last two and three of the last four.           click here to read entire story.

American Women beat Sweden 9-1 in Final Game of Preliminary Round

2011, IIHF World Women’s Ice Hockey Championship, final preliminary round, Team USA go 3-0 in the prelims, as they completely wo-manhandle Sweden in the first two periods. (Watch the full event at UniversalSports.com).

WINTERTHUR – The United States scored four first-period goals en route to an easy 9-1 win over Sweden in the final game of the Preliminary Round of the World Women’s Championship. Leading the way was Jen Schoullis and Meghan Duggan with two goals each.

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