CALGARY, Canada - Favourites Canada and the United States opened the IIHF World Women’s U18 championship with big wins. The United States finished the first day with the largest goal difference after an 11-0 sweep against Russia. Host Canada also had an easy start, topping the Czech Republic 11-2.
Canadian Marie-Philip Poulin was the top scorer after the first day with three goals and two assists. But the one to make history with the first-ever World Women's U18 goal was Sweden forward Cecilia Ostberg (pictured) who scored at 4:26 in the 4-1 victory against Switzerland.
In the fourth game of opening day action, Germany netted an important upset victory with 4-2 win against Finland.
For complete game recaps, please click on the links below:
Sweden - Switzerland: 4-1
USA - Russia: 11-0
Finland - Germany: 2-4
Canada - Czech Republic: 11-2
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