UW women's hockey players represent USA and Canada in Europe


Jan. 3, 2013

The Wisconsin women's hockey team has three incoming freshman currently playing in the 2013 IIHF World Women's U-18 Championship in Finland. Jenny Ryan is playing for USA, while Sarah Nurse and Sydney McKibbon are playing for Canada. Additionally, former Badger Carolyne Prévost is participating in the 2013 Meco Cup in Germany with the Canadian Women's U-22 team.

Both U-18 teams started the preliminary round in Finland with a perfect record of three wins and no losses. USA shutout its opponents in all three games, while Canada only allowed one goal, against Hungary, in their prelim games.

Jenny Ryan assisted on one goal against the Czech Republic, before recording one goal and one assist against Sweden. Ryan's goal was one of four in a 1:25 span in the first period against Sweden.

For Canada, Nurse scored her first goal on international ice against Germany, which happened to be a short-handed goal. McKibbon has played in all three games so far in the tournament.

Both the U.S. and Canada received a bye into the semifinals, where they will face the Czech Republic and Sweden, respectively, on Friday. The winner of the two semifinal games will play on Saturday for the gold medal.

At the Meco Cup in Germany, Prévost scored one goal on a penalty shot in an exhibition against the German Women's National Team on Wednesday. Canada opened the preliminary round on Thursday with a 4-0 win over Switzerland. Canada resumes prelims on Saturday with a game against Finland, before starting the medal round on Sunday.

2013 IIHF World Women's U-18 Championship
Team USA
Dec. 29 vs Russia: W, 7-0
Dec. 30 vs Czech Republic: W, 10-0
Jan. 1 vs Sweden: W, 8-0
Jan. 4 vs Czech Republic: 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Jan. 5 Bronze Medal: 6:30 a.m. (CT)
Jan. 5 Gold Medal: 10:30 a.m. (CT)

Team Canada
Dec. 29 vs Hungary: W, 4-1
Dec. 30 vs Finland: W, 4-0
Jan. 1 vs Germany: W, 7-0
Jan. 4 vs Sweden: 6:30 a.m. (CT)
Jan. 5 Bronze Medal: 6:30 a.m. (CT)
Jan. 5 Gold Medal: 10:30 a.m. (CT)

2013 Meco Cup
Team Canada U-22
Jan. 2 vs Germany (Exh): W, 8-1
Jan. 3 vs Switzerland: W, 4-0
Jan. 5 vs Finland: 12:30 p.m. (CT)
Jan. 6 Playoffs: 7:30 a.m. (CT) & 11 a.m. (CT)

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