CALGARY, Canada - The second day at the World Women's U18 Championship, continued right where the first day left off - with big wins for USA, Canada and Sweden and another defeat for Finland.
Sweden skated to the most lopsided win yet of the championship, earning a hefty 14-0 win against Russia. For the Eastern Europeans it was the second lopsided loss after losing 11-0 against the United States. Cecilia Ostberg, who scored the historic first goal of the championship, led all scorers with three goals. The Russians were not without a chance, as Sweden goalkeeper Valentina Lizana earned her shutout with 20 saves.
Switzerland did not manage to score against the U.S. The Americans decided the game, scoring three goals after just nine minutes. Overall the Swiss were out-shot 63-4. Sarah Erickson scored three goals while Ashley Cottrell had five points.
Host Canada earned their second big win with a 10-1 drubbing of Germany. The Canadians had a hefty 54 shots in the victory. Tara Watchorn and Brianne Jenner each scored twice in front of 1024 spectators.
Finland, who is traditionally among the top four nations of women’s ice hockey, had another surprising defeat. After losing 4-2 against Germany, the Finns also lost 5-3 against the Czech Republic, whose senior team does even not play in the top division. After a tight first period, the Czechs pulled ahead in the last 40 minutes. Alena Polenska and Lucie Povova scored two goals each. For Finland, Linda Valimaki found the net twice as well.
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