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US beats Japan 7-1 to open women’s world hockey championship


BRAMPTON, Ontario (AP) — Alex Carpenter scored twice and the United States beat Japan 7-1 on Wednesday to open group play in the women’s world hockey championship. Also in Group A, Ann-Renee Desbiens made 11 saves and two-time defending champion Canada beat Switzerland 4-0 in the night game. Earlier in Group B, Jenniina Nylund had three goals to help Finland rout France 14-1. Megan Keller, Taylor Heise, Hannah Bilka, Abbey Murphy and new captain Hilary Knight also scored for the U.S. and Aerin Frankel made 12 saves.

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