U.S. Women's Select Team Earns Gold Medal
Nov. 11, 2003
With the score still tied following an overtime period, Cammi Granato scored the game winner for the U.S. in a shootout to lift the 2003 United States Women's Select Team over rival Canada, 2-1, in the gold-medal game of the 2003 Four Nations Cup.
Former Brown goaltender, Pam Dreyer '03, registered her second win of the tournament and the first gold medal of her career, stopping 27 shots in the game and all 11 of the shootout goal attempts.
Canada's best opportunity came in the second period, but Dreyer protected the net by lying on the puck. "The play of Dreyer in the five-minute overtime was extraordinary," said U.S. Head Coach Ben Smith (Gloucester, Mass.).
The victory earned Team USA's first championship at the event since winning the gold medal in 1997. The win also marks the second time that the U.S. has ever defeated Canada in a shootout, and the sixth shootout situation overall in the series.