U.S. Women’s Under-22 Select Team Sweeps Canada

Katey Stone directed the United States Women's U-22 Select Team to three wins over Canada Aug. 16-19 (photo courtesy Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada).

CALGARY, Alta. –
The United States Women's Under-22 Select Team swept a three-game set against Canada in Calgary, Alta. this weekend. Team USA, under the direction of Katey Stone, who also serves as The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey, tallied four goals in each contest and held the Canadians to one, two and three goals, respectively, to take the series. With five current Crimson skaters on its roster, the U.S. avenged a three-game sweep at the hands of Canada in 2010, the last time the event was held.

"It was an impressive effort by the team to earn the win," Stone told USA Hockey after the final game. "I'm proud of how hard and smart they played."

Marissa Gedman led the Crimson players with a goal and an assist in the series, while Michelle Picard and Jillian Dempsey registered one assist each for the red, white and blue. Gedman's goal gave the U.S. a 3-2 advantage in the second period of game two, a lead it would not relinquish. Josephine Pucci and Lyndsey Fry also contributed for Team USA.

Two Harvard players suited up for Canada during the event. Sarah Edney was one of seven Canadian defenders and incoming freshman Emerance Maschmeyer started the final two games in goal. Maschmeyer played all 120 minutes of games two and three and made 38 saves, while allowing eight goals.

For USA Hockey’s recap and statistics from the games, click here