MADISON, Wis. – The U.S. skated previous Sweden, 6-1, within the opening recreation of the 2022 IIHF Underneath-18 Ladies’s World Championship. Cassie Corridor (South Lyon, Mich.) led Staff USA with three factors (2G, 1A) within the successful effort.
“I assumed we got here out fairly onerous initially of the sport,” head coach Katie Lachapelle (Lewiston, Maine) stated. “That was our focus, simply specializing in ourselves and ensuring we will get our ft transferring and play collectively as a crew.”
The highest-seeded U.S. began the sport robust with Elyssa Biederman (Franklin, Mich.) drawing a Staff USA energy play lower than three minutes into the sport.
On the following power-play, Laila Edwards (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) capitalized to present the U.S. the lead 3:09 into the sport. Edwards took a feed from Kirsten Simms (Plymouth, Mich.) throughout the crease, and snuck it five-hole to open the scoring.
Sweden responded with offensive strain of its personal, drawing an influence play, however the U.S. penalty kill and goaltender Annelies Bergmann (Lancaster, Pa.) couldn’t be overwhelmed.