Bilka scores OT winner as Americans top Canada at women's development camp

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Hannah Bilka scored a power-play goal in overtime as the United States edged Canada 4-3 on Wednesday in the opener of a three-game exhibition series for the women's hockey national development teams.

Grace Zumwinkle, Natalie Snodgrass and Taylor Heise also scored for the Americans.

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Canada's Sophie Shirley and Kristin O’Neill had scored twice in the final six minutes of the third period to force overtime. Claire Thompson had the other goal for the under-22 Canadian team.

Also Wednesday, Canada's under-18 team opened its own three-game series against the U.S. with a 5-4 win.

Aly McLeod led the offence with a pair of goals and Anne Cherkowski chipped in with three assists.

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