Canada loses women's para ice challenge opener 5-0 to U.S.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — The United States scored three goals in the second period and Gabby Graves-Wake and Hope Bevilhymer combined for the shutout as they defeated Canada 5-0 in Friday's opening game of the four-team Para Ice Hockey Women's World Challenge.

Kelsey DiClaudio scored twice for the Americans, while Catherin Faherty, Madison Eberhard and Katie Ladlie added singles. The U.S. held period leads of 1-0 and 4-0 and outshot Canada 31-4.

In other action Team World beat Great Britain 5-1.

Canada will play twice on Saturday. They'll face Team World at 10 a.m. Eastern time, then play Great Britain at 1:30 p.m. The medal games take place Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 26, 2022.

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