The U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team picked up its second-straight win over Canada in the teams' annual under-22 series, skating to a 6-0 win Friday afternoon. The U.S. scored four goals in the first period and rolled past Canada to take a 2-0 lead in the three-game series.
The line of Dani Cameranesi (2G), Hannah Brandt (3A) and Haley Skarupa (1G-2A) led the U.S. with eight points. Cameranesi's two-goal effort included scoring the game winner just over four minutes into the game. Brandt picked up two assists in the first period before she and Skarupa set up Cameranesi's second goal of the game at 1:54 of the second period.
Fellow Gopher Lee Stecklein was also in the U.S. lineup for game two while Milica McMillen was a scratch at the blue line after playing in game one.
The U.S./Canada series concludes at 11 a.m. CT Sunday at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta.
Check out highlights and tweets from game two of the U-22 series.
Nice goal by @DaniCam9 to put the US up 1-0 in the first.-- Brad Frost (@FrostBrad) August 22, 2014
Moments after @hannahbrandt16 goal is disallowed, she sets up a beauty to Skarupa of BC. 4-0 US at the end of 1.-- Brad Frost (@FrostBrad) August 22, 2014
END of 1st: U.S. had very strong period and leads 4-0 on goals by Cameranesi, Skarupa, D'Oench and Bender. Shots: USA-13, CAN-2 #U22Series-- USA Hockey (@usahockey) August 22, 2014
END of 2nd: U.S. has another strong period and leads 5-0. Lone goal by Cameranesi, her 2nd of game.-- USA Hockey (@usahockey) August 22, 2014