The U.S. looks to avenge a pair of losses in the first two games of the series. Over the first two games, Rebecca Gilmore has two goals while Jincy Dunne and Melissa Samoskevich both have a pair of assists.
Thirteen players made their Team USA debuts during the first two games -- goaltenders Brittany Bugalski, Alex Gulstene, forwards Samantha Davis, Alyssa Gorecki, Alexis Mauermann, Presley Norby, Sophia Shaver, Natalie Snodgrass, Alex Woken and defensemen Cayla Barnes, Grace Bowlby, Dominique Kremer, Mekenzie Steffen. Gorecki and Mauermann notched their first goals.
Members of Team USA represent 13 different states. Minnesota leads the pack with seven representatives, Massachusetts has three and Illinois has two. California, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin each have one.
The 2014 Women’s Under-18 series is the eighth time these two countries have competed in this event. Team USA holds a 8-1-3-11 record against Canada overall. Joel Johnson, is the head coach of the U.S. Women’s Under-18 Select Team and is assisted by Katie Lachapelle and Brent Hill. Dunne is serving as team captain and the alternate captain is Davis.