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Women's hockey takes centre stage in Ottawa

A photographic look from Friday's action at the IIHF women's world championships

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Canada's Bailey Bram (R) celebrates her goal against Finland with teammates Gillian Apps (C) and Catherine Ward during the first period of their preliminary round game at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Ottawa April 5, 2013. Canada won 3-2.

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Finland's Venla Hovi (L) and Canada's Lauriane Rougeau (C obscured) crash into Canada's goalie Shannon Szabados during the second period of their preliminary round game at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Ottawa April 5, 2013.

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Russia's Yelena Dergachyova (C) celebrates her empty net goal during the third period of their preliminary round game against Sweden at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Ottawa April 5, 2013. Russia won 4-0.

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Team Canada's Meghan Agosta-Marciano reacts after scoring a goal in the third period action against Team Finland during IIHF Womens World Ice Hockey championships in Ottawa, Friday April 5, 2013. Team Canada defeated Team Finland 8-0.

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Julie Chu (L) of the U.S. celebrates her goal against Switzerland with teammate Kelley Steadman during the third period of their preliminary round game at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Ottawa April 5, 2013. The U.S. won 5-0.

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Switzerland's Nicole Bullo (L) crashes into goalie Jessie Vetter of the U.S. during the third period of their preliminary round game at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Ottawa April 5, 2013.

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Russia's Iya Gavrilova (L) collides with Sweden's Michelle Lowenhielm during the second period of their preliminary round game at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Ottawa April 5, 2013.

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Katrin Nabholz (R) of Switzerland and Brianna Decker of the U.S. fight for control of the puck during the second period of their preliminary round game at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Ottawa April 5, 2013.

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Russia's captain Yekaterina Smolentseva celebrates her goal during the first period of their preliminary round game against Sweden at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Ottawa April 5, 2013.

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Switzerland's goalie Florence Schelling makes a save against the U.S. during the first period of their preliminary round game at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Ottawa April 5, 2013.

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Team Canada's Jennifer Wakefield tries to put the puck past Team Finland goalie Noora Raty during first period action at the IIHF Women's World Ice Hockey championships in Ottawa, Friday April 5, 2013.

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