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U.S. women's hockey team downs Canada 4-1 in exhibition play

December 20, 2013 - 8:17 PM

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Brianna Decker scored the eventual winner to lift the U.S. women's hockey team over Canada 4-1 on Friday in an exhibition game ahead of the Sochi Winter Games.

Monique Lamoureux and Jocelyne Lamoureux each had a goal and an assist for the American squad and Hilary Knight added one more.

Haley Irwin scored Canada's lone goal of the game as Jayna Hefford and Caroline Ouellette picked up assists.

The Canadians, under new head coach Kevin Dineen, gave up three goals in a seven-minute span in the second period.

Dineen took his first international coaching job after Dan Church stepped down unexpectedly last week with less than two months before the start of the Sochi Olympics.

Dineen served as head coach of the NHL's Florida Panthers for just over two seasons until he was fired last month.

Assistant coaches Lisa Haley and Danielle Goyette handled the coaching duties in Canada's 5-1 exhibition loss to the U.S. last Thursday in Calgary.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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