Slovakia shutout by Canada in women's under-18 world hockey championship quarterfinal

Madison Chantler, Karel Prefontaine and two other forwards notched a goal and an assist each for Canada as they crushed Slovakia 7-0 to advance to the semi-finals of the IIHF U18 Womens Championship.

Canada defeated Slovakia 7-0 in quarterfinal play Friday at the under-18 women's world hockey championship. 

Seven different players scored for Canada and Sarah MacEachern had three assists at LeBahn Ice Arena.

“I really liked our team’s energy," said Canadian assistant coach Vicky Sunohara. "They were excited to play."

Madison Chantler scored 52 seconds into the game and McKenna van Gelder made it 2-0 midway through the period. 

Alyssa Regalado, Karel Prefontaine, Ava Murphy, Jordan Baxter and Emmalee Pais had the other goals.

Canada outshot Slovakia 65-5. Mari Pietersen earned the shutout.  

Canada will play Finland in the semifinals on Sunday. 

"We are excited for the opportunity to play (Finland) again," Sunohara said. "We started out the tournament with some nerves, but I think we will come out more loose knowing what to expect."

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