TEAM USA WOMEN'S HOCKEY UPDATE: Team USA takes off for Torino on positive note with convincing win

Tuesday, 11.01.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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In advance of the Team USA vs. Team Canada women's game at Nationwide Arena on Nov. 27, CBJ.com will track Team USA's progress through its exhibition games during the month of November.


Nov. 1, 2005
Special to usahockey.com

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- By way of an impressive effort Tuesday night, allowing the ECAC Stars only 14 shots on goal, the 2005-06 U.S. Women’s National Team defeated a team of ECAC all-stars, 6-2, at Yale University’s Ingalls Rink in its third game of The Hilton Family Skate to 2006 Tour, and the team's fifth exhibition game overall.

The offensive boost provided by Team USA forward Katie King did not go unnoticed, either, as she tallied a goal and two assists on the scoresheet and earned National Car Rental Player of the Game honors.

The story of much of the first period was special teams, as both teams netted one power-play goal each. With 3:31 remaining in the opening period, King skated in on the near side and centered the puck over to Kathleen Kauth, who beat Yale University senior Sarah Love between the pipes to break the tie.

United States forwards Natalie Darwitz, Caitlin Cahow, and Katie King provided the scoring for the second period, as Team USA would sail ahead with three unanswered goals to increase its lead to 5-1. The goals from Darwitz and King both came on the power play. Cahow, who scored her team's fourth goal of the night, let one rip past Harvard senior netminder Ali Boe with a wide open net on the near side.

Just 21 seconds into the third period, Hayley Moore, a sophomore forward who plays for Brown University, would narrow the ECAC’s gap to three goals, beating Team USA goaltender Chanda Gunn to the glove side. But that would not be enough to rally the ECAC, as Darwitz capped off a two-goal night with a low shot that elluded Princeton senior netminder Roxanne Gaudiel.

Aside from Darwitz and King, forwards Angela Ruggiero (one goal, two assists) and Krissy Wendell (two assists), and defenseman Lyndsay Wall (two assists), also registered multi-point games for Team USA.

Host Yale University had plenty of representation in the night’s event with three of its players in the starting lineup -- forwards Kristin Savard and Deena Caplette along with Love starting in net for the ECAC. Also, Team USA blueliner Helen Resor (Greenwich, Conn.) skated in front of her home crowd at Ingalls Rink. Resor plays for Yale usually, but is now training with Team USA.

"They’re great players, and it’s tough," she said. "I come back here every two weeks, and this is where I train. They help make me better every day, so it was tough playing against them."

Next up for the 2005-06 U.S. Women’s National Team is a series of three exhibition matches in the Olympic host city of Torino, Italy. Team USA takes the ice again Nov. 7 against Team Finland. Two days later, the United States plays the Swedish National Team. Finally, on Nov. 10, Team USA continues its spirited battle with Team Canada, which will take place at the Torino Esposizioni.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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