Canada began their title defence on the Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Girls’s Ice Hockey World Championship in Denmark, with a 4-1 victory over Finland on the KVIK Hockey Area.

Sarah Nurse opened the scoring after seven minutes, just for Julia Liikala to equalise 5 minutes later for Finland.

Marie-Philip Poulin managed to edge Canada again in entrance earlier than the tip of the primary interval.

Meaghan Mikkelson made it 3-1 within the second interval, earlier than Blayre Turnbull acquired a fourth close to the tip.

America smashed Japan 10-0 within the opening recreation of the match in Group A, beginning their marketing campaign in emphatic vogue.

Alex Carpenter scored a double late on and was one in all 9 totally different names on the scoresheet.

Kelly Pannek acquired the opener, earlier than Rory Guilday, Caroline Harvey and Hayley Scamurra made it 4-0 after the primary interval.

Lacey Eden, Hannah Bilka and Abby Roque added to the rout; and Carpenter’s objectives have been sandwiched by a profitable effort from Amanda Kessel.

United States thrashed Japan 10-0 in their opener ©Getty Images
United States thrashed Japan 10-0 of their opener ©Getty Pictures

Hosts Denmark misplaced their opening recreation on the Scanel Hockey Area in Frederikshavn, happening 5-2 to Sweden.

Emma Russell acquired the house group off to a flyer after 81 seconds, however Sweden pegged them again 30 seconds later by way of Hanna Olsson.

Olsson acquired her second within the second interval to place the Swedes in entrance and the lead was bolstered by Maja Nylen Persson.

Michelle Lowenhielm made it 4, earlier than the hosts pulled one again by way of Josefine Jakobsen.

Olsson scored her hat-trick close to the tip to place the sport to mattress.

Hungary accomplished a comeback in opposition to Germany, coming from two objectives right down to win 4-2.

Luisa Welcke acquired the opener and Laura Kluge made it two shortly after.

Franciska Kiss-Simon acquired one again earlier than the tip of the primary interval and acquired her second shortly after the return to play to equalise.

Hungary took the lead for the primary time by way of Kinga Jokai-Szilagyi and Mira Seregely accomplished the scoring within the closing interval.