Maschmeyer blanks U.S. in Regina as Canada units up decisive Recreation 7 in Rivalry Collection

Canada’s ladies’s hockey staff is poised to reverse-sweep the US after tying the 2023-24 Rivalry Collection at three video games apiece, profitable 3-0 Friday evening in Regina.

Canada’s uncanny capacity to claw their means again right into a sequence is noteworthy. Final yr, the squad was down 3-0 earlier than rattling off 4 straight to tear victory away from the U.S. 

That instalment of the ladies’s hockey traditional ended with the Canadians dominating the all-decisive seventh recreation, profitable 5-0 off the again of an Ann-Renée Desbiens’ shutout in her dwelling province of Quebec. 

This time, PWHL Ottawa’s Emerance Maschmeyer shut the door for Canada. The Bruderheim, Alta., native, stopped all 27 pictures she confronted and routinely made the Individuals look skyward en path to the shutout.

WATCH l Canada ties Rivalry Collection with third straight win:

Canada blanks U.S. in Regina for third straight Rivalry Collection victory

Saskatoon native Emily Clark scores a aim in her dwelling province of Saskatchewan as Canada defeats the US 3-0 to tie the Rivalry Collection at 3-3. The seventh and deciding recreation will probably be performed in St. Paul, Minn., on Sunday.

The primary interval noticed each groups mix for simply eight whole pictures, leaving the goaltenders — Maschmeyer and Aerin Frankel — comparatively untested.

The tempo picked up within the second, with every staff selecting up no less than eight pictures and the U.S. reaching 15. Nevertheless, each netminders stood tall. 

Megan Keller took a body-checking penalty 32 seconds into the ultimate body, sending Canada to the facility play.

On the following alternative, Marie-Philip Poulin despatched a crisp cross to a streaking Natalie Spooner. Spooner barrelled towards the web, and the PWHL’s main aim scorer roofed it previous Frankel, giving Canada the lead and sending followers in Regina to their toes beneath a minute into the third stanza.

Emily Clark and Sarah Nurse added insurance coverage with objectives of their very own later within the interval, and Canada cruised to a 3-0 win. Maschmeyer stopped all 27 pictures as she picked up her first win and shutout of the Rivalry Collection.

Five women's hockey players celebrate a goal scored during a hockey match.
Canada celebrates a aim in opposition to the US throughout third-period Rivalry Collection ladies’s hockey motion in Regina on Friday. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press)

Recreation seven of the sequence heads south of the border as the 2 groups will take to the ice on Sunday at Xcel Power Heart in St. Paul, Minn. Taylor Heise, Grace Zumwinkle, Maggie Flaherty, and extra Minnesota-born gamers will look to stifle Canada’s comeback on dwelling ice.

In the meantime, Crew Canada, backed by Poulin, Maschmeyer, and Spooner, has the momentum and goals to say its fourth straight victory in enemy territory. 

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