Canada Beats USA in Overtime


Victoria Bach scored the overtime winner Monday in a thriller that saw Canada's women's national hockey team defeat the United States 3-2 in Game 3 of the Rivalry Series.

Bach's backhander on a 2-on-1 pass from Blayre Turnbull at the 3:22 mark beat U.S. netminder Nicole Hensley, who faced a Canadian onslaught in the extra frame.

The Canada-USA Rivalry Series was at full intensity Monday at Victoria's Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre as the teams were deadlocked at 2-2 at the end of regulation time.

Canada's Brigette Lacquette tied the game for Canada in the third period with a wrist shot from just inside the blue line during an intense scramble for the puck.

Canada had a two-player power-play advantage for more than one minute and Lacquette's goal came with the Americans down one player, but facing fierce pressure from the Canadians who held possession for much of the penalties.

The first period was scoreless with Hensley making several stellar glove saves as Canada kept the U.S. hemmed in its zone throughout the opening 20 minutes.

with files from The Canadian Press