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Apps scores twice as Canadian women remain perfect with win over Midget team

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MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Gillian Apps scored a pair of third-period goals to lead the Canadian women's hockey team to a 4-2 win over the triple-A Medicine Hat Midget Tigers on Wednesday.

After Jayna Hefford broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period against the Tigers, made up of boys aged 15-17, Apps put the Canadians in front by two at 12:01. Adam Antkowiak cut the lead to 3-2 with a power-play goal at 15:07, but Apps answered back a minute and a half later to complete the scoring.

With the win, the Canadian women are now 6-0 on their tour of midget-aged teams, including an exhibition warmup tournament in Calgary last month. The midget teams have agreed not to bodycheck against the Canadians, as that constitutes a penalty in women's hockey.

Jennifer Botterill scored in the second period for Canada, while Kim St-Pierre and Charline Labonte combined to make 20 saves in the win.

Kyle Mohl had the other goal for the Tigers, while Jesse Wilkins stopped 28 shots in defeat. The Medicine Hat loss counts in the Alberta Midget Hockey League standings.

Canada next faces Lethbridge on Friday.

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