Wheeler’s over­time goal helps Canada win U18 ti­tle

The Hamilton Spectator - - Sports -

OBI­HIRO, JA­PAN — Maddi Wheeler scored in over­time as Canada de­feated the United States, 3-2, on Sun­day to win its fifth un­der-18 women’s world hockey cham­pi­onship. Wheeler, from Erinsville, Ont., drove hard to the net and jammed home her own re­bound just 1:34 into over­time, giv­ing Canada its first world ti­tle since 2014. Danielle Ser­dachny gave Canada an early 1-0 lead, pick­ing up the re­bound of an Alexie Guay shot from the point. Ju­lia Gosling also earned an as­sist on the goal. The U.S. tied the game late in the sec­ond pe­riod be­fore tak­ing a 2-1 lead just over six min­utes into the third. Anne Cherkowski tied the game 2-2 with less than nine min­utes re­main­ing after be­ing set up by Gosling and Ser­dachny. Goal­tender Ray­gan Kirk fin­ished with 25 saves in the win and earned the tour­na­ment’s most valu­able player hon­ours.

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