The United States won gold at the Under-18 World Cup in Girls’ Ice Hockey. In the final on Thursday, the United States beat Canada 2-1 after extra time. Russia took care of the bronze money for the World Cup after winning the battle
It was the twelfth time in the past 13 years that the United States and Canada settled for the noblest medals at the U-18 World Cup.
Last year, Canada won the gold medal, before the United States won four championships in a row. And now it is the United States’ turn again after winning 2-1 in overtime in Bratislava.
– This is the best feeling in the world. Especially given that we lost the final last year to Canada. We came back and wanted a lot to win, which we did. we are very happy, Said US goalkeeper Skyler Vetter on the World Cup website.
The United States started stronger and rose to prominence with Abby Murphy, who won 1-0 in numerical superiority in the first period. Canada pressed but only managed to equalize in the third half through Sarah Paul.
After regular playing time, the scoreboard showed a 1-1 draw and overtime followed. Extra time was 16 minutes and 52 seconds before Chiara Zanon broke into the game in favor of the United States with a pass from captain Maggie Nicholson.
It was the eighth World Cup gold in the United States.
Finland ranked fourth in the World Cup after losing the bronze match to the United States by numbers 1-6. A year ago, the roles were reversed: Finland won the bronze at the World Cup by beating Russia in the bronze match.