Workforce USA routs Czech Republic, will face Canada in girls’s hockey world championship ultimate

HERNING, Denmark — Amanda Kessel scored a hat trick and the USA stored alive its streak of reaching the ultimate at each girls’s ice hockey world championship after beating the Czech Republic 10-1 within the semifinals on Saturday.

Taylor Heise had two targets and three assists, whereas Hilary Knight scored twice to increase her personal all-time match data to 89 factors and 53 targets.

The People will face rival Canada for the title. Later Saturday, Ella Shelton opened the scoring at 13:37 of the primary interval and Canada cruised to an 8-1 win over Switzerland.

Because the inaugural girls’s worlds in 1990, the U.S. and Canada have confronted one another each ultimate besides 2019, when the People beat Finland for the title.

Canada beat the U.S. 3-2 in extra time in final yr’s ultimate in Calgary, which ended a run of 5 straight titles by the People.

In opposition to the Czechs, the U.S. led 6-0 after the primary interval and added two extra targets in every of the second and third durations. Klara Hymlarova made it 7-1 halfway by way of the second.