Brandon’s Ashleigh Brykaliuk had a chance to lift the Canadian under-22 women’s hockey team to a victory over the United States on Sunday, but she couldn’t score in the shootout and Canada fell 3-2 to close out its three-game exhibition series.
Brykaliuk and Neepawa’s Halli Krzyzaniak both were held off the stat sheet in the loss, while Meghan Dufault and Shannon MacAulay both had a goal and an assist for the squad, which is coached by Brandonite and former Wheat Kings coach Dwayne Gylywoychuk. Canada won the first two games earlier in the week.
Meanwhile, the national under-18 women’s team fell 4-1 to the United States on Sunday in Calgary in the finale of their three-game series, which the U.S. swept. Hartney’s Melissa Hunt was held off the stat sheet, while Lindsay Agnew scored the goal for the Canadian team. Delaney Collins of Pilot Mound is an assistant coach on the Canadian team.
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