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U18WWC Recap: Canada 3, Sweden 1

A pair of goals from Hicks helped Canada secure its first win in Wisconsin

June 8, 2022


MADISON, Wisconsin – Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team earned its first win at the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, picking up a 3-1 victory over Sweden on Tuesday.

  • Reichen Kirchmair (Oakville, Ont./Etobicoke, OWHA U22 Elite) opened the scoring just 2:28 into the first period.
  • Rhea Hicks (Brampton, Ont./Mississauga, OWHA U22 Elite) added a pair of goals, scoring once in the last minute of the first period and once in the middle frame.
  • Ava Murphy (Kitchener, Ont./Oakville, OWHA U22 Elite), Tova Henderson (Richmond B.C./Delta Hockey Academy, CSSHL), Alexia Aubin (Lévis, Que./Stanstead College, JWHL) and Jordan Baxter (Coquitlam, B.C./Delta Hockey Academy, CSSHL) chipped in with one assist apiece.
  • Mari Pietersen (Goodwood, Ont./Etobicoke, OWHA U22 Elite) made 33 saves to record her first international win.
  • Canada outshot Sweden 56-34.


Next Game:

Canada vs. United States – Thursday, June 9 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast 12 and nine games, respectively, from LaBahn Arena; please check local listings for details.


“We live and learn from [our penalties]. It was great practice for [our penalty kill], so we will take that and run with it, but we need to learn to get used to international officiating and be more disciplined moving forward. We are excited for the challenge [of playing the US], but we just need to keep on our path, keep sticking to our process and take it one game at a time.”

-         Assistant coach Tara Watchorn (Newcastle, Ont./Stonehill College, NEWHA) on her team’s penalty kill and the upcoming game against the United States

It feels great to have the first win under our belt, and to have some momentum going into our next game. Getting my first goal at this level of play was such an exciting moment, and for it to be the first goal of the game [for us] felt really good.

-         Kirchmair on getting the first win and scoring Canada’s first goal of the tournament

“I did not see anyone around the puck on my goal. It was right in front of the net and thought I’d try and jump right through to it, and I got rewarded. I liked our energy today. I thought were all taking our battles personally, and it was a positive that we were able to win those battles and come out of them with the puck.”

-         Hicks on scoring her second goal of the game and the team’s energy against Sweden

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media on on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 


Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567


Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738


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