HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Canada won its eighth women's world hockey championship last night, beating the United States, 2-0.
Hayley Wickenheiser and Delaney Collins scored for Canada, which has beaten the United States in all eight finals since the tournament began in 1990. Canada has lost only one game in tournament history, falling, 3-1, to the Americans last Saturday.
Kim St. Pierre made 24 saves for Canada. Wickenheiser opened the scoring at 4:17 of the second period, taking a drop pass from Danielle Goyette and beating goalie Pam Dreyer with a high shot.
Collins made it 2-0 less than two minutes into the third period.
Natalie Darwitz appeared to score with about five minutes left, but it was waved off by Finnish referee Anu Hirvonenfired. Replays showed the puck hit the supports behind the crossbar and bounced out.