FUSSEN, Germany - The Canadian under-22 women's hockey team is off to a good start at the Meco Cup.
Sarah Lefort scored two goals as Canada opened preliminary-round play with a 4-0 victory over Switzerland at the Fussen Arena.
"We just played with a lot of speed and intensity and we controlled the play," said forward Jessica Campbell, who had one assist.
Brigette Lacquette and Laura Fortino had the other goals while Christina Kessler earned the shutout. Shot totals weren't immediately available.
Sweden played Germany in the late game. Canada was coming off an 8-1 rout of Germany in an exhibition game on Wednesday.
Canada's next contest is against Finland on Saturday.
"They have a very good, experienced team," said Canadian head coach Pierre Alain. "Defensively they'll be very good. So if we skate and move the puck the way we're capable of, I think we have a very good chance to win that game."
The playoff games are set for Sunday. Sweden won the Meco Cup last year while Canada settled for a third-place finish.
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