Team Canada beats USA for U18 women’s hockey gold medal in Madison

MADISON – Ava Murphy will always remember her first time on the ice at LaBahn Arena, playing under the University of Wisconsin’s six women’s hockey national championship banners and in front of a sellout crowd of 2,288 fans.

Her future UW teammates are probably hoping she doesn’t bring it up too much in the upcoming years.

Murphy, committed to the Badgers for the 2023 class, scored a goal and then helped Team Canada’s defense hold on for a 3-2 victory over Team USA on Monday night in the gold medal game of the International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship.

“It was a good start on this ice, that’s for sure,” Murphy said. “But just getting to play at LaBahn in general and after they named the team knowing I was going to get to come down to Wisconsin, it’s just so amazing.

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