Team USA shocked the international hockey community when it completed a sweep of Team Canada. The United States had a 2-10-0 record against Canada in U22 competition since 2004. Canada's dropping of all three games was unexpected.
Cornell's Campbell assisted on Canada's first goal of the series. Saulnier joined her teammate with a helper during the second period of the third game in the three-game series.
The second win for Team USA was propelled by the stellar play of Junior goaltender Lauren Slebodnick who defended Team USA's net while Picard and Gedman of archrival Harvard helped the United States to a 4-2 victory. Slebodnick made 22 saves in the victory for Team USA in which she tended the crease. Historically, it is not uncommon to see Harvardians help lead Team USA to an international victory, but it is somewhat anomalous for a Cornellian American goaltender to be backstopping their charge.
After the last game between Team Canada and Team USA, the seven members of the Cornell Big Red women's hockey team began their return to East Hill. They put aside the national hockey cultural differences between their home countries along the way and returned recently to our campus nestled far above Cayuga's waters. They will join eight freshmen who have dubbed themselves "fr8 train" recently. One of those freshman, Anna Zorn, tweeted a glimpse of Lynah Rink. We are glad to have her and welcome her to the Big Red family. Zorn joins five other fellow Upstate New Yorkers on the rosters of Cornell hockey. Let's hope that the Lady Rouge with this insurgence of talent and youth can keep the momentum of the last three seasons going full steam ahead.