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Canada 13, Japan 0

Associated Press
Sunday, February 8, 1998; 5:15 a.m. EST


NAGANO, Japan — World champion Canada outshot Japan 64-3 Sunday in skating to a 13-0 victory in the first round of Olympic women's hockey.

Danielle Goyette scored three times and Hayley Wickenheiser twice.

Goyette, on three of Canada's four gold-medal teams at the Women's World Championship, batted Wickenheiser's rebound past Yuka Oda to open the scoring less than six minutes into the first, made it 4-0 early in the second and added the 12th goal at 16:21 of the third.

Goyette's second goal started a six-goal second period that included goals by Therese Brisson, Cassie Campbell, Stacey Wilson, Rebecca Kellar and Wickenheiser, the bruising 19-year-old Canadian star.

Judy Diduck, France St. Louis and Fiona Smith also scored in the third as a partisan crowd of 4,597 cheered every Japanese rush and save to the game's end.

© Copyright 1998 The Associated Press

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