United States smashed Switzerland 9-0 on the Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Girls’s World Championship in Denmark, successful their third straight sport to go high of Group A.
Taylor Heise obtained a double on the finish of the primary interval, following on targets from team-mates Abby Roque and Hannah Bilka on the KVIK Hockey Enviornment in Herning.
Hilary Knight made it 5 within the second interval, earlier than 4 extra got here within the final 20 minutes.
Knight managed to attain a second, whereas Savannah Harmon, Cayla Barnes and Grace Zumwinkle additionally obtained on the scoresheet.
Finland turned up the stress within the third interval to defeat Japan 9-3 in Herning too.
Sofianna Sundelin and Susanna Tapani cancelled out a Japanese equaliser from Akane Shiga to take a slender lead; and Viivi Vainikka and Elisa Holopainen made it 4-1 for Finland.
Shiga obtained one other again for Japan, however Vainikka and Petra Nieminen prolonged the Finns’ result in 4.
Nelli Laitinen, Holopainen and Sini Karjalainen obtained the Finns to 9 targets, with Aoi Shiga scoring a comfort for Japan on the finish of the third interval.
Czech Republic defeated Germany 6-0 in Group B on the Scanel Hockey Enviornment in Frederikshavn, with opening-period targets from Adela Sapovalivova and Natalie Mlynkova.
Alena Mills, Noemi Neubauerova and Agata Sarnovska added targets within the second interval, earlier than Klara Hymlarova concluded the scoring.
Sweden managed to win in a shootout towards Hungary after drawing 2-2 after additional time.
Mira Jungaker opened the scoring for Sweden earlier than Emma Kreisz obtained the equaliser on the finish of the primary.
Linnea Johansson’s second-period shot was undone within the last interval by Franciska Kiss-Simon with 12 minutes to go, resulting in additional time.
With no targets scored, it got here all the way down to Hanna OIsson to attain the winner within the shootout.