Hockey

Canadian women's hockey team loses 2nd straight exhibition to junior A opponent

Jessie Eldridge scored with 15 seconds left to play but Canada's women's national hockey team still lost to the Cranbrook Bucks 8-3 on Tuesday.

Ann-Renee Desbiens stops 35 of 39 shots in 2 periods vs. men's Cranbrook Bucks

Canada's Melodie Daoust, seen above in 2020, scored in her team's 8-3 exhibition loss to the junior-A BCHL's Cranbrook Bucks on Tuesday. (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Jessie Eldridge scored with 15 seconds left to play but Canada's women's national hockey team still lost to the Cranbrook Bucks 8-3 on Tuesday.

Melodie Daoust and Julia Gosling also scored for Canada in the exhibition game.

Ann-Renee Desbiens stopped 35 of 39 shots in the first two periods for Canada and Kristen Campbell turned aside 14-of-18 shots in the third.

Tyson Dyck had a hat trick for the Bucks, a team from the junior-A BCHL. Noah Quinn added two goals and two assists, while Liam Hansson, Kellan Hjartarson and Brendan Rogers also scored.

Nathan Airey made 20 saves for the win in net.

Neither team scored on the power play. Canada was 0 for 6 and Cranbrook was 0 for 2.

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