Canada to face Germany Saturday, Aug 28th in the quarterfinals
Image - Goalie Nicole Hensley, right, of the United States, reaches for the puck as Canada’s Rebecca Johnston shoots wide during third period IIHF Women’s World Championship hockey action in Calgary, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. Jeff McIntosh, The Canadian Press
Jamie Lee Rattray scored twice and Canada downed the United States 5-1 on Thursday night in the women’s world hockey championship, ending the Americans’ winning streak in event at 29 games.
Melodie Daoust, Renata Fast and Sarah Nurse also scored to help 10-time champion Canada hand the United States its first loss in the event since the Canadians won 3-2 in a shootout on April 2, 2013.
Ann-Renee Desbiens made 22 saves, allowing only Lee Stecklein’s goal early in the third.
Canada finished in top spot in Group A at 4-and-0 and will meet Germany August 28th in the quarterfinals - The U-S (3-and-1) will play Japan.
Finland (2-2) finished third in Group A to set up a quarterfinal against the Group B champion Czech Republic (4-0). Switzerland (0-4) will face Russia (1-3) in the quarterfinals.
Canada and the United States met for the first time since Feb. 8, 2020, when the U.S. won 4-3 in overtime in Game 5 of the Rivalry Series in Anaheim, California.
The United States has won nine titles, winning the last five championships, eight of the last nine and nine of the last 11. It outscored its first three opponents in Calgary 12-0, beating Switzerland and Finland 3-0 and routing Russia 6-0.