Knight Scores Twice, US Routs Japan 10-2 in World Hockey | Sports News

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Hilary Knight had two objectives and an help to interrupt Cammi Granato’s U.S. factors file in girls’s world hockey championship play, serving to the Americans beat Japan 10-2 on Saturday in the quarterfinals.

Knight tied Granato at 78 factors with a purpose in the primary and broke the mark with an help in the second. Knight added a purpose in the third. The eight-time world champion is third general behind former Canadian stars Hayley Wickenheiser (86) and Jayna Hefford (83).

Alex Carpenter and Grace Zumwinkle additionally every scored twice for the five-time defending champion United States. Megan Keller, Brianna Decker, Caroline Harvey and Dani Cameranesi added objectives.

The U.S. outshot Japan 61-12, with Alex Cavallini making eight saves in the primary two intervals and Nicole Hensley stopping two pictures in the third.

Akane Shiga scored twice for Japan.

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Earlier, Laura Zimmerman scored at 5:29 of extra time to offer Switzerland a 3-2 victory over Russia. In the evening quarterfinals, Canada confronted Germany, and Finland met the Czech Republic. Canada beat the United States 5-1 on Thursday evening to take the highest spot in Group A.

Sinja Leeman fed Zimmerman for a one-timer previous goalie Valeria Merkusheva for Switzerland’s first victory of the event.

Evelina Raselli pulled Switzerland inside a purpose halfway by the third interval, and Phoebe Staenz tied it with 2:16 left in regulation.

Yelizaveta Rodnova and Ilona Markova scored for Russia in the primary interval to chase goalie Andrea Braendli. Saskia Maurer stopped all 28 pictures she confronted in aid.

The Swiss had been with out prime scorer Alina Muller. She injured her ankle in the crew’s first preliminary-round recreation, a loss to Russia.

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