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Team USA U18's fall while Collegiate team prevails in second games against Canada

The U18 squad dropped its second game to the Canadians while the Collegiate team came up big in the best-of-three series.

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Team USA celebrates Grace Dwyer's game-winning-goal in the 2022 U18 Women's World Championships in Madison, Wisconsin.
Sydney Wolf / The Rink Live

CALGARY — Team USA split their second games against Canada in the best-of-three series for the U18's and Collegiate squads on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Team USA came up with a big 4-1 win in the Collegiate division, while the U18's fell 4-0.

Eighteen-year-old Tessa Janecke (Orangeville, Ill. / Penn State) scored her third goal in two games to give the U.S. an early 1-0 lead for the Collegiate team.

Team USA doubled their lead off a one-timer from Britta Curl (Bismarck / Wisconsin).

Later in the game, Golden Gopher Abbey Murphy (Evergreen Park, Ill.) made it 3-1 on a breakaway opportunity and Kiara Zanon (Fairport, N.Y. / Penn State) sealed the deal in the final frame for a final score of 4-1.

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Boston University's Callie Shanahan (Commerce Township, Mich.) stopped 18 of 19 shots on net.

Maureen Murphy (Buffalo, N.Y. / Northeastern) received two primary assists during the match.

The U18 team had a much different fate in its second game against the Canadians, falling 4-0.

Although the U.S. couldn't generate any scores on offense, Minnesota native Layla Hemp (Minnetonka High School) shined in net by stopping 43 of 46 shots on goal.

After Thursday's games, the U18 squad is 0-2 while the Collegiate team is 1-1 in the best-of-three series against the Canadians.

The third and final game will be played on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. CT. The matches can be streamed for free on Hockey Canada's website.

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Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.
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