BUDAPEST, Hungary - Captain Lauren Wildfang scored twice as Canada wrapped up a perfect preliminary round at the IIHF U18 Women's World Championship with a 5-0 win over the Czech Republic on Wednesday.
Victoria Bach opened the scoring midway through the second period. Wildfang scored her first international goal a short time later to put Canada up 2-0.
The Canadians put the game away with two quick goals in the third. Stephanie Lalancette made it a three-goal game before Sarah Potomak added another goal on the power play.
Wildfang capped the scoring as Canada finished first in Pool A at 3-0.
Goaltender Kassidy Sauve made 23 saves for her first international shutout.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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