KREUZLINGEN, Switzerland – Vicki Bendus and Bailey Bram will return Erie with gold medals.
Mercyhurst College’s high-scoring duo led their native Canada’s National Under-22 team to a 6-0 win over Sweden in the championship game of the MLP Cup on Saturday.
Bram, a junior forward, had a goal and three assists. She assisted on three goals in Canada’s decisive five-goal first period. Then she capped the scoring with a second-period goal. Bendus, a senior forward and reigning national player of the year, scored a goal in the opening period.
They finished the tournament tied for the overall scoring lead with three goals and nine points. Former Laker Johanna Malmstrom had one point and two penalty minutes in four games for Sweden.
- Victor Fernandes