Dallas Natives Compete in Russia at the IIHF U18 Womens World Championship

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DMITROV, RUSSIA - JANUARY 7: Russia's Alina Orlova #23 makes a diving poke check on USA's Hannah Bilka #24 during preliminary round action at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship. (Photo by Francois Laplante/HHOF-IIHF Images)

Dallas Natives Compete in Russia at the IIHF U18 Womens World Championship

Ally Simpson and Hanna Bilka, Dallas area natives, helped bring the Gold home from Russia. It was the USA vs. Sweden for the U18WWC Gold Medal Game in Dmitrov, Russia. The USA had to beat Canada in a SO and came back from a 3-1 deficit in the 3rd period to do it. For the first time in U18WWC history, it was not a USA vs. Canada final. Instead, Canada played Russia in the Bronze Medal Game and Canada prevailed 5-1.

DMITROV, RUSSIA – JANUARY 13: USA’s Hannah Bilka #24 stickhandles the puck with Sweden’s Thea Johansson #28 skating behind her during gold medal game action at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship. (Photo by Francois Laplante/HHOF-IIHF Images)

SUI survived regulation with a 2 game sweep over GER in the Regulation Series. This sends GER down to the 2019 U18WWC Division 1A Tournament.

DMITROV, RUSSIA – JANUARY 6: USA’s Allyson Simpson #8 winds up to pass the puck while Sweden’s Estelle Forsberg #20 attempts a stick check during preliminary round action at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship. (Photo by Francois Laplante/HHOF-IIHF Images)

The USA captured an unprecedented fourth consecutive gold medal with a 9-3 win over Sweden. The victory gave the United States its seventh title in the event’s 11-year history after also claiming gold in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

DMITROV, RUSSIA – JANUARY 13: Team USA celebrating with the championship trophy following a 9-3 win over team Sweden at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship. (Photo by Francois Laplante/HHOF-IIHF Images)

Local Dallas players Ally Simpson and Hanna Bilka assisted in the making the USA proud of their U18WWC Champions. As a team, the United States led the tournament with 26 goals scored and a goal differential of +/- 14, in addition to being tied for the tournament lead with eight power-play goals. Webster finished tied for second among all skaters with nine points (2-7), while her seven assists led the tournament. Forwards Taylor Heise (Lake City, Minn.), Abbey Murphy (Evergreen Park, Ill.) and Curl each ranked second with four goals each. Forward Casey O’Brien (Milton, Mass.) paced all skaters with a +/- 10 rating, while Reed was the only netminder to notch four wins in goal throughout the competition.

DMITROV, RUSSIA – JANUARY 9: USA’s Allyson Simpson #8 celebrates with her bench after scoring against Canada during preliminary round action at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship. (Photo by Francois Laplante/HHOF-IIHF Images)

 

Here are the final rankings:

Gold Medalist: USA

Silver Medalist: Sweden

Bronze Medalist: Canada

4th Place: Russia

5th Place: Finland

6th Place: Czech Republic

7th Place: Switzerland

8th Place: Germany (Relegated to the 2019 IIHF U18 WWC DIV. 1A Tournament)

 

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