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Canada Beats US In Pre-World Championship Game, Eldridge Takes Winner

Jesse Eldridge scored the winning goal on a power play as Canada defeated the United States 3–1 in their pre-tournament match ahead of the Women’s Hockey World Championship.

Sarah Philia was also a power play and Blair Turnbull had other goals for Canada.

Lee Stecklein was the USA’s lone goal.

Canadian starting goalkeeper Ann Lenny Desbiens allowed one goal on eight shots. Kristen Campbell stopped all 12 shots she faced with relief.

American starter Nicole Hensley conceded two goals on nine shots before giving way to Maddy Rooney, who stopped four of his five shots.

Stecklein opened the scoring at 5:50 into the first period, but Turnbull evened the score at 2:27.

Eldridge gave Canada their first lead just after the second halfway point, with Savannah Harmon stumbling into the penalty box.

Philier scored an insurance goal at 8:44 following an interference penalty to Grace Zumwinkle.

Canada is aiming for a third consecutive title after winning the 2021 World Championships and 2022 Olympic gold medals. Canada beat the United States 3-2 to her in both previous finals.

The 2022 World Championship kicks off on Thursday, with Canada and Finland playing on the first day.



Canada Beats US In Pre-World Championship Game, Eldridge Takes Winner

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