I didn’t need to go too lengthy with out mentioning that the U.S. ladies’s ice hockey staff picked up its tenth IIHF World Championship gold medal with a 6-3 win over Canada.
And it wasn’t simply the truth that the U.S. was in a position to win in entrance of a pro-Canadian crowd in Brampton, Ontario, it was that the States have been in a position to flip a 3-3 tie into the ultimate rating in a shade over 4 minutes.
It began with what grew to become a disastrous 5-on-3 deficit for Canada, as Hilary Knight scored a pair of fast targets whereas Brianne Jenner was within the field for tripping and teammate Claire Thompson was off the ice for delay of sport.
The 2 targets gave Knight, among the finest particular person skaters the US has ever produced, a complete of 101 worldwide targets.
It then was as much as Cayla Barnes to search out an empty web with below two minutes to play. The American fusillade took simply 72 seconds.
The factor with this U.S. staff is that it’s just about a brand new squad, from the coach on down. Numerous new skaters populated the lineup throughout this event, and head coach John Wroblewski, who was in a position to give a brand new mixture of gamers an opportunity at gold on the highest degree. He additionally took a serious threat by dropping skilled goalies Maddie Rooney and Alex Cavallini in favor of Aerin Frankel, who had a grand complete of 20 minutes’ value of IIHF World Championship expertise coming into the 2023 event.