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Tuesday, April 4, 2000
Hayley hits 100 with four assists
Canadian forward Hayley Wickenheiser assisted on the first goal against Japan last night to hit the career 100-point plateau in the worlds.
Wickenheiser entered the tournament, second by seven points to teammate Danielle Goyette, who is playing in her fifth tournament. Wickenheiser is playing in her fourth.
Wickenheiser had four points last night, while Goyette had one.
GOALIE BATTLE CONTINUES: Canadian head coach Mel Davidson said there are some tough player decisions still to be made before the playoffs, notably in net.
Sami Jo Small started against the Japanese and was replaced by Kim St-Pierre just after the midpoint of the game, as part of Davidson's plan.
St-Pierre will play the entire game tonight in Kitchener against China, while Small will play the whole game Thursday in Mississauga against Sweden.
MAYOR A HIT: Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion dazzled the crowd before the game by skating around the ice and drilling some pucks into the net. The ageless mayor wore a pair of tube skates that reportedly are as old as she is.
SPOTLIGHT ON SIX: The top six teams in the tournament automatically qualify for the 2002 Olympics. The remaining two spots will be determined from the bottom two teams in this year's tournament, plus Kazakhstan and Switzerland, which finished 1-2 in this year's world B tournament.