PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 1 – Seven players had at least two points as the United State women’s national team beat Russia, 7-0 at the world championships here.
Kendall Coyne (Minnesota Whitecaps) and Brianna Decker (Boston Pride) each had two goals and two assists for the Americans while Monique Lamoureaux (Minnesota) had three assists. Jocelyne Lamoureaux-Davidson (Minnesota) had two goals for Team USA while Hilary Knight (Boston) and Kacey Bellamy (Boston) each had two assists. Amanda Kessel (New York Riveters) had a goal and an assist.
Forward Kelli Stack (Connecticut Whale) had two shots on net for the Americans. Goalie Maddie Rooney (University of Minnesota-Duluth) made 14 saves in net for the shutout in her debut with the national team. The Americans are 2-0 with one game remaining in Pool A. They face Finland on Monday night.
“I’m proud of this team opening the tournament with two great performances less than 24 hours apart,” said Team USA head coach Robb Stauber.