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Rivalry Series Recap: Canada 3, United States 2

Fillier netted a pair of goals, including a late game-winner, to help Canada edge the U.S.

October 26, 2021


HARTFORD, Conn. – Canada’s National Women’s Team scored twice in the first six minutes and got a late winner on the power play to earn a 3-2 win over the United States in front of 4,121 fans at XL Center in Hartford on Monday night.

• Sarah Fillier (Georgetown, Ont./Princeton University, ECAC) scored twice, including the game-winning goal with the man advantage at 16:02 of the third period.
• Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont.) opened the scoring just 36 seconds into the game.
• Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) chipped in with a pair of assists.
• Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que.) turned aside 18 of 20 shots.
• Canada and the U.S. finished with 20 shots on goal apiece.

After sweeping the first two games of the Rivalry Series (and running their win streak over the Americans to four), the Canadians will return to home ice for the next two – Nov. 21 in Kingston, Ont., followed by a game Nov. 23 in Ottawa. Tickets for the games in Kingston and Ottawa are now on sale.

Next Game:
Canada vs. Olds Grizzlys (AJHL) – Friday, Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Quotes :
“Obviously you don’t want to do it – you don’t want to be giving up the lead. The one big takeaway for me coming out of this week is finding different ways to win instead of just your typical way. It’s not always going to be smooth where you have the lead from the start, but us finding a way to have the lead, give it up and then get it back that is stuff you can draw on moving forward.”
- Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) on battling back after giving up a two-goal lead

“To be honest, I think it’s just [the way we’ve played]. We try to focus on ourselves, obviously it’s going to get heated and get intense, we all know that, but that’s how the game gets better every time. Both teams train for the same thing and obviously we came out on top but now we have to move on and know where we have to get better and we’ll focus on that when we get back to Calgary.”
- Poulin on the key to success in the first two games

“We have a lot of confidence, and we’ve been working on our power play a lot these last couple of months. I think it starts from the power play at the world championship. We really built off that to see what we could work on, see how we could evolve and it’s really paying off right now.”
- Fillier on the team’s special teams play

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For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 


Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567


Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738


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