Daughter of Former Washington Capitals Player Helps Team USA Win Over Team Canada in Overtime


In one of the most spectacular finishes in recent women’s hockey, Team USA beats Team Canada 1-0 in overtime to win the 2016 IIHF World Women’s Championships in Kamloops, B.C.! 

Alex Carpenter, daughter of former Washington Capitals forward Bobby Carpenter, scored the OT winner for Team USA to further cement her family’s legacy. She played for Team USA in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia where she won a silver medal with the team. During her junior year in Boston College, she became the recipient of the 2015 Patty Kazmaier Award which is given to the top female college ice hockey player in the United States.


Bobby Carpenter was selected 3rd overall in the 1st round of the 1981 NHL Entry by the Washington Capitals. He was the first player to play in the NHL directly from high school after being drafted and the first American-born player to be selected in the first round of the NHL Entry draft. Carpenter spent seven seasons with the Capitals during his 18-year NHL career, recording 188 goals and 207 assists for a total of 395 points. 1

The United States in five games have scored a total of 23 goals including 9 against Team Russia in the semifinals game. 2 The United States have won have won six out of the past eight women’s world championships. The United States and Canada teams have met in every final of the past 17 women’s world championship to date.


By Andrei Poleshchuk

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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