Calgary (AP) – Canadian ice hockey women have won the world championships for the first time in nine years.
The Canadians won after extra time against defending champions USA in a 3-2 (0-2, 2-0, 0-0) final in Calgary on Tuesday (local time). Marie-Philippe Paulin scored the winning goal against her larger rivals in the eighth minute of extra time, thus securing the chasing crown after an early 2–0 loss. Overall, it was the eleventh world title for the Canadian women’s team, following the five-time victory over the United States.
Finland finished third with a 3:1 (1:0, 2:1, 0:0) over the selection of Switzerland. The German women’s tournament finished eighth, losing 7–0 to Canada in the quarter-finals.
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