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Canada's U-18 women's team downs Queen's 5-1 in exhibition matchup

03/17/2014 12:27 EDT | Updated 05/16/2014 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - Hannah Miller scored twice to lead the under-18 Canadian women's hockey team over the Queen's University Gaels 5-1 in exhibition play at MasterCard Centre on Sunday.

It was Canada's first exhibition game ahead of the IIHF junior women's world championship, which begins Mar. 23 in Budapest. The Canadian squad will play another preliminary game, against a Hungarian team in Hungary on Friday, before the tournament officially gets underway.

Victoria Bach and Sarah Potomak had a goal and an assist apiece for Canada, while Eve-Audrey Picard also scored.

Shawna Griffin was the lone goal scorer for the Gaels, who were outshot 55-14.

Griffin opened the scoring at 2:05 of the first period to give Queen's an early 1-0 lead, but Canada replied with four unanswered goals — including three in the second period — to seal the victory.

Kassidy Sauve and Shea Tiley split time in net for Canada, while Caitlyn Cahonen started for the Gaels.

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