That’s often the case in ice hockey. The USA had rushed through the preliminary round and play-offs at the World Cup in Denmark, had even beat defending champion Canada 5:2 on the way to the final and then won the final – Canada. In the final of the team defeated the Americans in Herning 2:1 (0:0, 2:1, 0:0) and made the successful title defense perfect. Canada had already won the final against the USA in Calgary in 2021, as well as at the Olympic Games in Beijing in February.
Brianne Jenner scored twice for the Canadians within a minute of the second period, deciding the game. Abby Roque scored in the second third to connect for the USA. The Americans then tried everything in the last third, but couldn’t equalize.
“I think as a team we found a different way to win the game this time,” said Canada captain Marie-Philip Poulin. “We were aware that we wouldn’t score as often as in the Olympics, but today we blocked shots, played heavily outnumbered. We had to find other ways.” In addition, goalkeeper Ann-Renee Desbiens made an excellent save-