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U.S. downs Canada 3-2 in overtime to win world under-18 women's hockey title

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FUSSEN, Germany - Kendall Coyne's power-play goal in overtime earned the United States a 3-2 win over Canada in the world under-18 women's hockey final Saturday.

Coyne scored at 6:47 of overtime just 23 seconds after Canada was called for hooking. The Americans controlled play in the extra period, outshooting the Canadians 7-2.

Jessica Wong of Baddeck, N.S., forced overtime for Canada, scoring at 12:37 of the third period.

Melodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., had the other goal for Canada.

Brittany Ammerman and Taylor Wasylk also scored for the U.S.

This marks the second straight year the Americans have won the under-18 crown. The U.S. beat Canada 5-2 last season in Calgary.

Canada outshot the Americans 40-32 in the contest.

Ammerman opened the scoring at 18:14 of the first period before Wasylk made it 2-0 at 4:28 of the second. Daoust cut Canada's deficit to 2-1 at 18:15.

Canada advanced to the final with a 6-1 semifinal win over Sweden on Friday while the U.S. demolished the Czech Republic 18-0.

Heading into the final, the Americans had scored an astonishing 55 goals in four games, while surrendering only two.

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