Wheeler nets game winner to clinch U18 IIHF gold for Team Canada

Maddi Wheeler seen here with the Hawks, scored the game winning goal in overtime to clinch IIHF gold in Japan on Sunday. File photo.

Adam Prudhomme
Beaver Staff

Maddi Wheeler had the golden goal for Team Canada, scoring 1:34 into overtime to lift Canada to a 3-2 victory over the United States in the gold medal game at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship this morning in Japan.

That goal was the first of the tournament for the Erinsville native, though she did record at least one assist in her four previous games, finishing with six points in the tournament.

More to come.

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