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Boston College Women’s Hockey Players Shine in Team USA Victory Over Canada

The Eagles have 2 alumnae and 2 current players on this year’s squad

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 13 - Canada v United States Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

Today’s pre-Olympics match-up between Canada and the USA ended in an impressive 5-2 victory for Team USA. Not only was it a strong showing for the US against their biggest hockey rival, but the BC hockey alumni on the team contributed in a big way. This year, BC has alumni Alex Carpenter (forward) and Emily Pfalzer (defense) on the team, as well as current BC defenders Megan Keller and Kali Flanagan.

Hilary Knight opened the scoring to give the US an early 1-0 lead, and her goal was quickly followed by one from Brianna Decker.

Canada cut the lead to 2-1 thanks to overly agressive goaltending from Team USA’s goalie on a Meghan Agosta chance and the US went into the second with a 1 goal lead.

BC’s first point came in the second, when Alex Carpenter set up a great goal for Annie Pankowski to pick up an assist. Carpenter followed up her assist with a shorthanded goal thanks to solid playing from fellow Eagle Emily Pfalzer.

Just like the old days at BC - Alex Carpenter from Emily Pfalzer!

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Team USA and Team Canada would each score once more (it was Brianna Decker for the US and Jill Saulnier for Canada) for a final score of 5-2 in favor of the US.

Despite not contributing to the score sheet, Megan Keller and Kali Flanagan both helped the US out on defense. The defensiving pairing of Pfalzer and Keller in particular made some big saves.

Team USA and Team Canada will face each other again this coming Wednesday at Agganis Arena.