Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bell Scores OT Winner for Canada in Women's World Under-18 Hockey

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bell Scores OT Winner for Canada in Women's World Under-18 Hockey

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Bell scores OT winner for Canadian women

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ZLIN, Czech Republic - Team captain Ashton Bell scored the overtime winner for Canada in a 1-0 victory over the United States at the women's world under-18 hockey championship Tuesday.

Canada capped the preliminary round 3-0, while the Americans finished 2-0-1. Both teams will play in Friday's semifinals.

Bell, from Deloraine, Man., scored at 1:57 of overtime with a top-corner wrist shot.

Goaltender Danika Ranger of Uxbridge, Ont., earned a 23-save shutout, while Alex Gulstene turned away 29 of 30 shots in the American net.

Canada and the U.S. have met in the final of all nine women's world under-18 tournaments to date with the Americans holding a 5-4 edge in gold medals won.

"We all had that drive to play against the U. …

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