Canada wins first World U-18 Women’s title; Lacquette named Top Defence of tournament
CHICAGO – Jessica Campbell scored 3:10 into overtime as Canada came back to defeat the United States 5-4 in the IIHF under-18 women’s world hockey championship gold-medal game Saturday.
It was the third straight time Canada and the U.S. have squared off for the gold medal, with the U.S. winning the first two meetings.
The U.S. led 3-1 after the first period and 4-3 after two, but Jenna McParland tied the game for Canada with just under eight minutes left in regulation.
Laurie Kingsbury, Christine Bestland and Melodie Daoust also scored for Canada, which got 37 saves from Carmen MacDonald.
Alexandra Carpenter, Kendall Coyne, Zoe Hickell and Meagan Mangene had goals for the U.S., while netminder Alex Rigsby stopped 45 shots.
Brigette Lacquette has been named the tournament’s Top Defence.