The U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team kicked off its three-game series against Canada with a 2-1 victory Thursday night. The U.S. received goals from Dana Trivigno and Shiann Darkangelo, and Alex Rigsby made 26 saves in the win.
Gophers Dani Cameranesi and Hannah Brandt played on the same line, and defensemen Milica McMillen and Lee Stecklein also represented the Maroon & Gold. Stecklein is serving as an assistant captain for the U22 team, joining captain Alex Carpenter and assistant captain Michelle Picard in leading the squad.
The series continues with game two at 4 p.m. CT Friday, and game three is scheduled for 11 a.m. CT Sunday at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta.
Check out game one highlights and tweets below.
#U22Series The puck has dropped and we are underway.-- USA Hockey (@USAHockeyScores) August 22, 2014
#22Series Trivigno skates down the left side and puts a redirected shot past the Canadian goaltender to make it 1-0.-- USA Hockey (@USAHockeyScores) August 22, 2014
#U22Series U.S. takes a 2-0 lead with PP goal by Darkangelo at 17:05. Carpenter and Pfalzer get assists-- USA Hockey (@USAHockeyScores) August 22, 2014
#U22Series Canada scores to cut the U.S. lead to 2-1. 8:15 left in third period.-- USA Hockey (@USAHockeyScores) August 22, 2014
I'm having fun watching the 4 Gophers. 2-1 US with 6 minutes left. pic.twitter.com/q16oQRHPFK-- Brad Frost (@FrostBrad) August 22, 2014
FINAL: The U.S. draws another penalty at 19:99 and game ends with 2-1 win over Canada #U22Series-- USA Hockey (@USAHockeyScores) August 22, 2014