Hilary Knight tied former U.S. star Cammi Granato’s report for targets in girls’s world hockey championship play with 44 within the People’ 3-0 victory over Finland on Sunday night time.
Making her U.S.-record eleventh look within the occasion, the 32-year-old Knight scored from the slot to cap the scoring with 6:58 left. She additionally moved inside three of Granato’s factors report of 78.
Grace Zumwinkle and Kelly Pannek additionally scored and Nicole Hensley made 10 saves to assist the five-time defending champion People enhance to 2-0 in Group A play. Meeri Raisanen stopped 36 pictures for Finland (0-2).
The groups met for the primary time since the US beat host Finland 2-1 in a shootout within the 2019 championship recreation, the final time the occasion was performed. The COVID-19 pandemic twice pressured the cancellation of the event in Nova Scotia earlier than it was shifted to Calgary.
America additionally gained its opener 3-0, beating Switzerland on Friday night time with Alex Cavallini in purpose. The People have gained eight of the final 9 titles and 9 of the final 11.
Earlier, Canada beat Russia 5-1 in Group A, and the Czech Republic topped Hungary 4-2 in Group B. All 5 groups in Group A and the highest three in Group B will advance to the quarterfinals.
Sarah Fillier, Ella Shelton, Erin Ambrose, Melodie Daoust and Rebecca Johnston scored for Canada (2-0) in opposition to Russia (1-1). Ann-Renee Desbiens made six saves, permitting solely Olga Sosina’s power-play purpose with a second remaining.
On Tuesday, the US will face Russia, and Canada will play Switzerland.
Within the early recreation, Teresa Radova, Daniela Pejsova, Vendula Pribylova, and Denisa Krizova scored for the Czech Republic (2-0), and Klara Peslarova made 11 saves. Reka Dabasi and Fanni Gasparics scored for Hungary (0-2).