Team Canada women’s hockey was an exciting game of pressure and intensity this morning. It’s always a good game when life-long rivals face off on an international scale.
The first period was scoreless as both teams defended their nets like it was the final game. Offensive pressure was high and the goalies were focused.
It was the birthday girl, Meghan Agosta-Marciano who struck first for Team Canada and evened the score in the third after Hilary Knight put Team USA up by one before the end of the second period.
And then Canada’s golden-girl, Hayley Wickenheiser scored the go-ahead goal that had to be reviewed but ended up being called a goal. Agosta-Marciano struck again to put Canada up by two just before Anne Schleper put USA within one.
When Team Canada took a late third period penalty, I was on the edge of my seat, wondering if Team USA would pull through. Their efforts weren’t quite enough and Team Canada won with a final score of 3-2.
I think this was most likely a preview of what is to come in the final round.
Go Team Canada!