Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Wheeler's Overtime Goal Helps Canada Win Women's Under-18 World Championship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Wheeler's Overtime Goal Helps Canada Win Women's Under-18 World Championship

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Canada wins women's under-18 world title

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OBIHIRO, Japan - Maddi Wheeler scored in overtime as Canada defeated the United States 3-2 on Sunday to win its fifth under-18 women's world hockey championship.

Wheeler, from Erinsville, Ont., drove hard to the net and jammed home her own rebound just 1:34 into overtime, giving Canada its first world title since 2014.

"I picked the puck up in the neutral zone, (Kendall Cooper) passed it off to me. We were on a 4-on-3 power play so I had some space," said Wheeler. "I drove wide and picked up my own rebound. We had a good net drive, so it was wide open."

Danielle Serdachny gave Canada an early 1-0 lead, picking up the rebound of an Alexie Guay shot from the point. Julia Gosling also earned an assist on the goal. …

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