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3 B.C. players, Team Canada to play for bronze in Switzerland

Canada lost 4-2 against Czechia in the u18 Womens World Juniors on Saturday morning
Canada’s Gracie Graham, centre, reacts with goalkeeper Hannah Clark, right, during the Women’s U18 Ice Hockey World Championship match between Canada and Sweden, in Ostersund, Sweden, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. Graham had a goal and two assists as Canada advanced to the semifinals of the world women’s under-18 hockey championship with a 6-0 win over host Switzerland on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Per Danielsson-TT News Agency via AP

Kelowna’s Gracie Graham, Comox Valley’s Morgan Jackson, North Vancouver’s Chloe Primerano and Team Canada won’t have the chance to win their third consecutive under-18 Women’s World Junior Championship.

On Saturday morning (Jan. 13), Canada lost 4-2 to Czechia in the semi-final in Zug, Switzerland.

Czechia took advantage of their few opportunities in the game as they won despite being out-shot 47-12 in the contest.

Primerano scored a powerplay goal in the game, assisted by Graham.

The North Vancouver native has been the talk of the tournament as she’s collected 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in five games.

Jackson has been outstanding as well, with five goals and three assists in five games.

For Graham, she’s been a point a game player as she has a goal and four assists.

The B.C. trio and Team Canada can still medal as they’ll be playing in the bronze medal game on Sunday, Jan. 14. They will be playing either the United States or Finland.

The last time Canada wasn’t in the gold medal game of this tournament was in 2018, when they won bronze.

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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