Jocelyne Lamoureux, Kacey Bellamy and Kendall Coyne scored power-play goals in the first period and the United States opened the women's world hockey championships with a 4-2 victory over Canada on Saturday.
Canada will play for gold at the under-18 women's world hockey championship. Team captain Lauren Wildfang scored in overtime Saturday to lift the Canadians to a 1-0 victory over Russia in the semifinals.
Kelli Stack had a goal and two assists as the United States edged Canada 3-2 on Monday night. The win was the Americans' third straight and fourth in the six game exhibition series against the Canadians.