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Czech Republic beats Japan 2-1 in OT in women’s world hockey


BRAMPTON, Ontario (AP) — Katerina Mrazova scored on a rebound on a delayed penalty at 3:16 of overtime to give the Czech Republic a 2-1 victory over Japan in the women’s world hockey championship. Daniels Pejsova opened the scoring for the Czech Republic with 37 seconds left in the first period. Rui Ukita tied it for Japan at 3:14 of the third period. Blanka Skodova made 16 saves for the Czech Republic. Miyuu Masuhara stopped 26 shots for Japan. Japan dropped its second straight in Group A after falling 7-1 to the United States on Wednesday. Earlier in Group B, Celina Haider had two goals and two assists in Germany’s 6-2 victory over Sweden in Group B.  In the night game, also in Group B, Hungary beat France 4-2.

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