Tessa Janecke Wins Women’s IIHF World Championship With Team USA
Tessa Janecke can’t stop winning trophies.
The Penn State women’s hockey phenom won the Women’s IIHF World Championship on Sunday with Team USA. The Americans defeated Canada 6-3 to win the country’s 10th title.
The forward was a consistent contributor to the Americans’ win. She finished the tournament with three goals and three assists as the United States went 6-1 in the competition.
Janecke started the tournament strong, recording an assist on Team USA’s first goal of the tournament against Japan. The game was also Janecke’s first appearance in international competition for the U.S. Women’s National Team.
Four days later, Janecke scored her first goal in the competition in a 6-2 victory over Czechia. The performance also earned her recognition as U.S. Player of the Game.
Janecke followed her performance against Czechia with an assist against Canada, though, the Americans lost 4-2, their only defeat of the tournament. She later recorded two goals against Czechia in the semifinals, as the United States won 9-1.
Penn State women’s hockey will have Janecke back on the ice come the 2023-24 season. She helped lead the Nittany Lions to win the program’s first CHA Championship this past season. She was also named Co-Rookie of the Year by the USCHO.
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