Canada lost 5-2 to the United States in the gold-medal game at the IIHF women's world under-18 championship Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden.
It was the fourth meeting between Canada and the U.S. in the women's under-18 final, with three going the way of the Americans. The lone gold medal came last year in Chicago when Canada beat the U.S. 5-4 in overtime.
Emily Fulton of Stratford, Ont., and Katy Josephs of Cochrane, Alta., scored for the Canadians. Goaltender Ann-Renťe Desbiens of La Malbaie, Que., stopped 25 shots.
Alex Carpenter, Hannah Brandt, Layla Marvin, Amanda Pelkey and Milicia McMillen scored for the Americans while Megan Miller made 14 saves.
Finland beat the Czech Republic 3-0 to take the bronze medal.
Under-22 women win MLP Cup
Canada's under-22 women's hockey team won the gold medal at the MLP Cup in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, for the eighth time in nine years.
In the gold-medal game Canada downed Sweden 6-0 to run its record in the tournament to 4-0. The Canadians didn't allow a single goal in the event, winning the four games by a combined 29-0.
Against Sweden, Laura Fortino of Hamilton, Ont., Catherine White of Brampton, Ont., Vicki Bendus of Wasaga Beach, Ont., Jenelle Kohanchuk of Winnipeg, and Chelsea Karpenko of Winnipeg each scored once in the opening period.
Bailey Bram of Ste. Anne, Man., rounded out the scoring in the second period.
GeneviŤve Lacasse of Scarborough, Ont., stopped all 37 shots she faced to record her second shutout of the tournament.