USA Takes on Canada in Olympic Women’s Hockey
WGGB.com Editor’s Note: This story contains information and/or results from the XXII Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia. This event may not have aired yet. If you wish to not know the results, do not click through to or continue reading this article.
By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Megan Agosta scored twice and assisted on Hayley Wickenheiser’s goal to lead Canada to a 3-2 victory over the United States on Wednesday in a tense preview of the expected gold medal match.
Agosta scored in the second period to tie the game 1-1, and Canada added the go-ahead goal 93 seconds later on a shot that U.S. goalie Jesse Vetter seemed to have stopped, drawing a whistle from the referee. But the puck trickled through her pads and over the goal line.
A video review confirmed it went in before the whistle.
The Americans pulled the goalie down 3-1 with more than two minutes left and cut the deficit to one on Anne Schleper’s goal.