Hilary Knight's OT goal gives Team USA gold over Canada at World Championships
PLYMOUTH, Mich. — U.S. women’s hockey players took home both the money and the gold from the IIHF World Championships on Friday.
Ten days after agreeing to a new four-year contract that will allow American women to stay in the sport longer, Hilary Knight scored at 10:17 of overtime to give the Americans a 3-2 win against Canada in the championship game in front of a sold-out crowd at USA Hockey Arena.
Knight started the game-winning play by blocking a shot in the American defensive zone. Taking advantage of a 3-on-2 break, Kendall Coyne set up Knight for the game-winner, a rising shot from the slot.
The U.S. women have now won seven of the past eight World Championships.