OTTAWA -- Jennifer Wakefield scored in a shootout and Canada beat the United States 3-2 to open the women's world hockey championship Tuesday.
Wakefield's score was the shootout winner when goaltender Shannon Szabados stopped Hilary Knight in the fourth round. Meghan Agosta-Marciano also scored and Szabados stopped three of four shots for Canada in the shootout.
"I thought about jumping into the boards, but I didn't want to celebrate too hard in case they went down and scored," Wakefield said. "But a lot of credit to Szabados stopping three of the four. That was phenomenal."
Canada trailed 2-0 after two periods. Captain Hayley Wickenheiser skated to the bench and headed for the dressing room in the second period. She did not return.