Ice hockey shootouts are very exciting in and out of the National Hockey League (NHL). Shootouts, of course, happen when the score remains tied after an overtime period. This results in a set number of players from each team — usually in the NHL — taking penalty shots. In other North American leagues, there can be up to five players per squad taking penalty shots. This is governed and mandated by the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) rules and regulations. With this mind, here’s a look at some of the top shootouts by female hockey players this year — and from years past.
This video is from the Women’s Ice Hockey Shootout Competition back on January 27, 2011. This event took place in Duluth, Minnesota — the night before the hometown team took on the UMD Bulldogs. In the first round, Erika Wheelhouse scored a beautiful goal — but not without a formidable challenge by the goaltender. Sadie Lundquist then scored an impressive goal of her own to tie the score.
The male players also participated in the shootout competition with great goals of their own. In the end, Erika’s team — the Beavers — would go on to win the series.
In their third pre-Olympic exhibition game against Canada, the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team would go on to win 3-2. This game took place back in December of 2013 — with Hilary Knight scoring the lone shootout goal to give the Americans the edge. Check out the video of this memorable ice-hockey shootout between the storied rivals.
This video is from January of 2017 when the Sioux Women’s Hockey Team took on Wisconsin. The game went into a shootout after remaining scoreless in overtime. You can hear the cheers and excitement of the crowd with every approach on net. Both teams are part of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association — and are known as fierce competitors on the ice.
With the Winter Olympics in South Korea not far away, expect more exciting women’s hockey to be showcased in the weeks and months ahead! Stay tuned hockey fans.
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