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Women's Hockey: USA's Rooney stops 24 in OT loss to Canada in St. Paul

Brianne Jenner scored 37 seconds into a 3-on-3 overtime period to give Canada a 2-1 victory over the United States on Sunday in an exhibition women's hockey game played before 9,098 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Brianne Jenner scored 37 seconds into a 3-on-3 overtime period to give Canada a 2-1 victory over the United States on Sunday in an exhibition women's hockey game played before 9,098 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Part of a series of tuneups for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, the U.S. Women's National Team fell to 3-2 against Canada dating back to Oct. 22. The two international rivals will meet again Tuesday in Winnipeg and then play two final times Dec. 15 and 17 before the Olympics.

"I thought that we played pretty well, but I don't think we played with enough speed," said Team USA head coach and Duluth native Robb Stauber. "We did a good job of controlling the puck and getting some chances. We've got to turn around and do it again [on Tuesday]."

Megan Keller put the Americans on the board 1:20 into the second period, but Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin tied the game with 2:08 remaining in the second.

Minnesota Duluth junior goaltender Maddie Rooney - on sabbatical from the Bulldogs this season - finished with 24 saves on 26 shots in what was her fifth start this fall for Team USA and fourth start against Canada.

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Rooney made 12 saves alone in the third period to keep Sunday's game tied with her two biggest saves coming back-to-back during a scramble in front of her net with under three minutes to go in the third period.

Former Bulldogs defenseman Sidney Morin (2013-17) of Minnetonka made der debut with Team USA on Sunday after being added to the roster last week. Two former Bulldogs also suited up for Canada - forward Haley Irwin (2008-09, 10-12) and defenseman Jocelyn Larocque 2007-11).

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