Poulin scores late winner to lift Team Harvey's over Team Adidas at PWHPA Dream Gap Tour showcase
Johnston leads Team Scotiabank past Team Sonnet in high-scoring affair
Marie-Philip Poulin did what she does best on Saturday.
The Canadian women's national hockey team star scored the winner for Team Harvey's with 3:20 to go in the final frame of a 4-3 victory over Team Adidas at the Professional Women's Hockey Players' Association's Dream Gap Tour showcase in Pittsburgh.
Poulin, Canada's captain, is known for coming through in the clutch, having scored Olympic gold-medal winning goals in Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and Beijing 2022.
Jessie Eldridge, Emily Clark and Jamie Lee Rattray also found the net for Team Harvey's.
Kendall Coyne Schofield and Laura Stacey, twice, replied for Team Adidas.
WATCH l Poulin's late tally propels Team Harvey's to 4-3 win over Team Adidas:
Johnston leads Team Scotiabank past Team Sonnet
Four-time Canadian Olympic medallist Rebecca Johnston led the way as Team Scotiabank defeated Team Sonnet 5-4 later on Saturday.
The 33-year-old from Sudbury, Ont., scored twice, including a highlight-reel end-to-end goal to tie the game in the third period.
The wild seven-goal third period saw back-and-forth action with both teams firing on all cylindres.
Erin Ambrose went top shelf to give Team Sonnet the momentary lead early in the period, but Johnston tied it up with an incredible goal. The former Cornell Big Red forward carried the puck out of her own end and deked around defender Micah Zandee-Hart before firing the puck top corner.
REBECCA JOHNSTON, ARE YOU KIDDING!? <br><br>Goal of the year candidate: end-to-end, toe drag, top shelf 🤩<br><br>🚨<a href="https://twitter.com/RJohnst6?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Rjohnst6</a><br>🍏 <a href="https://twitter.com/katbt617?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@katbt617</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SDGT?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SDGT</a> <a href="https://t.co/Rh08F43bK9">pic.twitter.com/Rh08F43bK9</a>—@PWHPA
Fellow Canadian Olympian Blayre Turnbull scored a power-play goal to put Team Scotiabank on top with a 3-2 lead.
Hannah Brandt tied the game with less than five minutes left, but Team Scotiabank answered once again with defender Jaime Bourbonnais scoring the go-ahead goal on the power play. Johnston added the insurance marker for the 5-3 lead with two minutes to go.
Vasko scored her second goal of the game with 0.1 seconds left.
WATCH | Team Scotiabank defeats Team Sonnet in Pittsburgh:
The season closes with an all-star event on Dec. 11 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, in partnership with the Senators. The event will see the top players from the PWHPA compete in a skills competition and three-on-three tournament.
The PWHPA's mission is to establish a viable professional women's ice hockey league in North America that showcases the greatest product of women's professional ice hockey in the world.