Wakefield scores OT winner for Canadian women's hockey team in 2-1 win over U.S.
Team Canada's Haley Irwin (21) is chased by Team USA's Monique Lamoureux-Morando (7) during second period National Women's Team series hockey action in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday December 17, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, December 17, 2017 10:21PM EST
EDMONTON - Jennifer Wakefield scored the overtime winner for the Canadian women's hockey team in a 2-1 win over United States on Sunday.
Wakefield scored with 27 seconds remaining in overtime. The goal was reviewed and allowed to stand.
Marie-Philip Poulin also scored for the hosts at Rogers Place. Shannon Szabados made 34 saves for the win in her hometown.
Hilary Knight replied for the Americans with Maddie Rooney stopping 24 shots in the loss.
It was the final game of a six-game exhibition series between the archrivals as they prepare for February's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Canada finished the series 5-1.