Canada wins 4 Nations Cup in OT

Robin Short
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Team can celebrates after tying the final game 2-2. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Another Canada-U.S. women’s hockey game, another classic.

The two female hockey superpowers duelled into overtime Saturday night at a sold-out Mile One Centre, with Canada coming out on top yet again in 4 Nations Cup play with a 3-2 win.

Rebecca Johnston, Canada’s best player in the final, banged in a rebound off a Meghan Mikkelson shot for the winner 6:25 into the extra session.

It was the 12th tournament title for the Canadians in 15 years. And for the Americans, a fourth silver medal.

Entering Tuesday’s final, Canada had held the edge on the Americans in the 4 Nations (formerly 3 Nations) Cup with a 21-8-1 record.

Johnston and Mikkelson scored for Canada in regulation time. Julie Chu and Kendall Koyne scored for the U.S.

The Americans had registered a 3-2 shootout win over Canada in the tournament opener Tuesday.

The loss ruined an otherwise brilliant goaltending effort by Molly Schaus, who stopped an incredible 49 pucks.

Shannon Szabados faced 26 pucks in the Canadian net.

Geographic location: Canada, U.S., OT

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