Hartney defenceman Melissa Hunt helped the Canadian under-18 women’s team defeat the United States 3-2 to open their three-game exhibition series on Thursday in Calgary.
The Canadian team, with assistant coach Delaney Collins of Pilot Mound, got the winning goal from Kristin O’Neill with 6:37 left in the third.
Later, Canada’s national women’s development team fell 2-1 to the United Status under-22 team. Forward Ashleigh Brykaliuk of Brandon and defenceman Halli Krzyzaniak of Neepawa both played for the development team, which is coached by Brandon’s Dwayne Gylywoychuk.
Both Canadian and American teams will have rematches today.
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