Women’s hockey: Canada wins gold against USA in U18s

Canada won gold at the U18 Women’s World Ice Hockey Championships on Monday in Madison, Wisconsin, with a 3-2 win over the United States.

In doing so, the Canadians managed to avenge a bitter 7-0 defeat against the same Americans in the preliminary round of the tournament.

En route to that gold medal, Canada scored the first three goals of the final before conceding the next two and eventually clinging to a slim lead.

Alexia Aubin, during a power play, along with Ava Murphy and Jocelyn Amos, managed the Canadian formation’s goals in the first 33 minutes of the confrontation.

Finley McCarthy and Claire Enright thought they had turned the tide by scoring seven seconds apart towards the end of the second period, but Canada goalkeeper Mari Pietersen made some crucial saves in the last 20 minutes.

Pietersen was voted Canada’s Player of the Match after stopping 29 pucks. His American counterpart Annelies Bergmann faced 21 shots.

The Women’s U18 Ice Hockey World Championship was affected by the cancellation and postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was originally scheduled to take place in Linköping and Mjolby, Sweden in January before being postponed and rescheduled.

The 2021 event, which was scheduled to take place in the same Swedish cities, was canceled while the World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton and the World Under-18 Championship in Frisco, Texas were postponed and continued as planned.

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) sparked a violent reaction on social media when it announced the cancellation of the 2022 women’s tournament two weeks before kick-off on Jan. 8. The announcement came on the eve of the start of the World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton – which lasted just four days due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

The IIHF announced in March that the Women’s U18 World Ice Hockey Championship will be postponed and postponed, not canceled.

Finland wins the Scandinavian duel

In the bronze medal match, Finland beat Sweden 3-0.

The Finns were boosted by the hat-trick of 16-year-old forward Sanni Vanhanen.

Vanhanen broke the ice for his nation with a precise wrist shot on the power play late in the second half.

In the final third, she then scored two insurance goals. Finnish goalkeeper Emilia Kyrkko made 35 saves.

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