MacAulay part of victorious Canadian squad
Mount Hebert’s Shannon MacAulay has her second gold medal with Team Canada from the Nations Cup.
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team defeated Finland 4-3 in overtime Thursday in Germany to retain their title. It is their 11th gold medal in 14 years.
Jamie Lee Rattray netted the game-winner 48 seconds into overtime as part of her three-point (two goals, assist) night.
“It was amazing,” said Rattray. “Finland played unbelievable tonight and I thought we did a pretty good job of weathering a lot of storms because we took a lot of penalties and did a good job on the penalty kill.”
The game was scoreless after the first period while Canada took a 3-2 lead to the third. Canada finished the tournament 3-0 after defeating Sweden and Russia in the preliminary round.
MacAulay, 21, is in her fourth year at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., and is the Golden Knights captain.