Finland trips Canada in U18 women’s world hockey opener

The Hockey Canada logo is shown on a jersey. (Jason Franson/CP)

They had their chances and almost double the number of shots, but Canada couldn’t find net and dropped a 2-0 decision to Finland in Monday’s opening-round action of the U18 women’s World Hockey Championship at LaBahn Arena in Madison, Wis.

Ada Eronen and Oona Havana scored for Finland and Emilia Kyrkko stopped 40 shots for the shutout. Hailey MacLeod stopped 13 of 15 shots in the Canadian net.

Finland went 1-for-5 on the power play, while Canada went 0-for-2.

Canada, playing without Jade Iginla who was injured in a 3-1 pre-tournament loss to the U.S. last Thursday, will face Sweden on Tuesday.

In later games Monday, Czechia faces Slovakia, Germany squares off with Switzerland and the U.S. plays Sweden.  

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