Canada falls to U.S. in world final

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:42 PM ET

The United States gained another small measure of revenge Monday for their loss to Canada in the gold-medal game at the Vancouver Olympics.

Hilary Knight scored 7:48 into overtime to give the U.S. a 3-2 win over Canada in the final of the IIHF world women's hockey championship in Zurich, Switzerland. It's the third consecutive year the Americans have won the world title, a span broken up by Canada's victory at the 2010 Olympics.

Canada's Rebecca Johnston forced overtime when she beat U.S. goalie Jessie Vetter on a power play with less than four minutes left in regulation time.

After Jocelyne Lamoureaux of the U.S. and Gillian Apps of Canada exchanged first-period goals, Jenny Potter gave the Americans the lead by backhanding a shot past Shannon Szabados during a four-on-four stretch in the second period.

Szabados stopped 50 shots while Vetter made 48 saves.

Finland beat Russia 3-2 in overtime in the bronze-medal game earlier Monday. It was the third year in a row the Finns have finished third in the worlds or Olympics.

Canadian captain Hayley Wickenheiser and defenceman Meaghan Mikkelson were named to the tournament all-star team. Americans Caitlin Chow and Knight, Finnish forward Michelle Karvinen and Slovakian goalie Zuzana Tomcikova rounded out the all-stars. Tomcikova was named the tournament MVP.

Canada has not won the world women's championship since 2007 in Winnipeg.


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