POSTED: 07:26 p.m. HST, Dec 20, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 07:26 p.m. HST, Dec 20, 2013
GRAND FORKS, N.D. >> The United States and Canadian women's hockey teams brawled again late in the Americans' 4-1 pre-Olympic exhibition game Friday night.
The two teams also fought in October late in a game in Burlington, Vt., with all 10 skaters squaring off late in the third period. They had another big scrap in 2010.
This time, Americans Hilary Knight, Gigi Marvin, Monique Lamoureux, Jocelyne Larocque and Kacey Bellamy brawled with Canada's Melodie Daoust, Jocelyne Larocque, Meaghan Mikkelson, Vicki Bendus and Brianne Jenner with nine seconds left. They all received fighting majors in a string of penalties.
"I'm not a proponent of fighting in hockey, but I am a proponent of standing up for yourself," U.S. coach Katey Stone said. "We will not be pushed around."
Sisters Monique and Jocelyn Lamoureux, and Decker and Hilary Knight scored for the Americans.
Haley Irwin scored for Canada.
Kevin Dineen, fired last month as coach of the NHL's Florida Panthers, directed the Canadian team for the first time after taking over for Dan Church. Church resigned Dec. 12, hours before the two teams met in Calgary, Alberta, saying he felt others lacked confidence in his ability to lead the country to a fourth consecutive gold medal.
The teams will meet again Dec. 28 in Paul, Minn.