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Team USA falls in U18, Collegiate Series openers to Canada

The U.S. lost in a shootout in both games to the Canadians

Team USA
Molly Jordan of Team USA
Sydney Wolf / The Rink Live

CALGARY — Team USA fell in both the U18 and Collegiate Series openers in a shootout to Team Canada on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

The U18 team started off strong with Ava Lindsay (Minnetonka HS / Minnesota) opening up scoring for the Americans after she forced a turnover and put the puck in the back of the net.

Michigan native Cassie Hall (Wisconsin) scored two goals later on in the match, while Maggie Scannell (Wynantskill, New York) and Josie St. Martin (Stillwater, Minnesota) both tacked on a point of their own.

Despite scoring five goals, the U18 team eventually fell in a seven-round shootout.

Goaltender Annelies Bergmann (Lancaster, Pennsyvania / Cornell) stopped 45 of 50 shots on goal.

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Shattuck-St. Mary's product Gabby Kim (Los Angeles / Princeton) tacked on two assists, while Minnesotans Elly Klepinger (Minnetonka HS / Minnesota) and Cailin Mumm (Andover HS / St. Thomas) both tallied one of their own.

The Collegiate (U22) Series team also dropped their opening game in a shootout.

Tessa Janecke (Orangeville, Ill. / Penn State) scored two of the three goals for the Americans while Abbey Murphy (Evergreen Park, Ill. / Minnesota) scored the other.

The Canadians once again had the edge in the shootout, to win the second game of the night, 4-3.

Bismarck native Britta Curl (Wisconsin) added an assist for Team USA.

Both teams will play two more games in the series against Canada.

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Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.
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