Team USA tops Canada to kick off U-18 Championships

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – In front of a sellout crowd at HARBORCENTER, Team USA topped Canada 2-1 to cap the first day of competition at the U-18 Women’s World Championship.

Grace Bizal’s first period goal got the US on the board, on their way to the victory. Game two of group play will come tomorrow night for the US, taking on the Czech Republic at 7pm. The final game of group play will be Thursday, when the US takes on Russia.

The quarterfinal round begins Friday, leading up to next Monday’s gold medal game. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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