Harvard's Stone Leads Team USA to Gold at Women's World Championship
Katey Stone won her second career Women's World Championship gold medal Tuesday night (photo Gil Talbot).
OTTAWA, Ont. – The USA Hockey Women's National Team defeated Canada 3-2 Tuesday night to claim gold at the 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship. The United States was led by Katey Stone, The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Hockey, and featured junior Lyndsey Fry, sophomore Michelle Picard and Julie Chu '06-07 on its roster. Sarah Vaillancourt '08-09 played for Canada during the event.
The Red, White and Blue went 4-0-0-1 during the week-long tournament, including its 3-2 triumph over Canada in the gold-medal game. The USA outscored its opponents 17-7 during the five games, highlighted by shutouts over Switzerland (5-0) and Finland (3-0), to advance to the title game. The team's only loss during the week came April 2 to Canada, 3-2, in a shootout during the first preliminary matchup.
The USA faced a 1-0 hole after one period in the championship, but came back for the gold thanks to two second-period goals and the game-winner in the third. Amanda Kessel buried the final tally after assists from Gigi Marvin and Jessie Vetter at 43:09 to avenge Team USA's losses to Canada in last year's world championship and this year's first round.
It is the fifth world championship for Team USA in the 15-year history of the event since its beginning in 1990. Katey Stone has been on the bench for the last three tournaments and has led the U.S. to two golds (2011, 2013) and one silver (2012). She has an all-time record of 12-1-0-2 at the world championship.
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