BUDAPEST, Hungary - Canada defeated the United States 5-1 to win gold at the under-18 women's world hockey championship for the third straight year.
The teams were scoreless for most of the first two periods before Canada scored three times in a span of less than four minutes.
Sarah Potomak opened the scoring on the power play.
Eve-Audrey Picard scored just over a minute later and Samantha Cogan added another goal late in the period.
The Americans got on the board early in the third when Alexandria Laing scored with a two-man advantage.
Picard and Potomak added insurance goals late in the period to ice the win.