Canadian U18 women blank Sweden



CHICAGO — Canada clinched a spot in the IIHF under-18 women’s world championship semifinals Tuesday with an 8-0 win over Sweden at Seven Bridges Ice Arena.

Jessica Campbell scored twice as Canada recorded its second straight shutout and finished the round robin in first place in Group B with a 3-0 record. The product of Melville, Sask., opened the scoring just over five minutes into the game with Canada on the power play. Her second goal came early in the second to give Canada a 5-0 lead.

Campbell was part of Canada’s silver medal-winning team last year in Germany.

Sarah Davis of Paradise, N.L., Brigette Lacquette of Waterhen, Man., Kelly Terry of Whitby, Ont., Hanah Armstrong of Sharon, Ont., Jenna McParland of Schreiber, Ont., and Laurie Kingsbury of Valleyfield, Que., also scored for Canada. Carmen MacDonald of Pictou, N.S., and Erica Howe of Ottawa split the goaltending duties, combing to make 12 saves.

Annika Ferngren made 45 saves for Sweden.

After wins over Russia (6-3) and Germany (15-0), Canada has earned a bye through to Friday’s semis, but won’t know their opponent until after Wednesday’s quarter-finals. The final is set for Saturday.

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