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Through two games, Andrea Dalen leads Norway with four goals.
Dalen leads Norway at Div. I Worlds
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Updated: Sunday 04/07/2014 16:36:03 (ET)
by Ross LaDue, UND Media Relations
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2014 Div. 1 Group A Women's World Championship
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 Date  Game  Time/Result
 April 6  Norway - Slovakia  6-3 (Box Score)
 April 6  Austria - Denmark  4-5 (Box Score)
 April 7  Denmark - Norway  1-5 (Box Score)
 April 9  Denmark - Slovakia  8:30 a.m. (CT)
 April 9
 Czech Rep. - Norway  12 p.m. (CT)
 April 10  Norway - France  8:30 a.m. (CT)
 April 10  Denmark - Czech Rep.  12 p.m. (CT)

PREROV, Czech Republic -- UND's women's hockey junior forward Andrea Dalen has scored four goals in two games, helping lead Team Norway to a perfect 2-0 start at the 2014 IIHF Div. I Group A Women's World Championship in Prerov, Czech Republic. Fellow junior forward Josefine Jakobsen is also at the tournament playing for Team Denmark.

Competition started on April 6, with Norway taking on Slovakia and Denmark playing Austria. On Monday, April 7, Denmark and Norway squared off, pitting the UND duo against each other.

With three goals in the first period, Norway skated to a 5-1 win against Denmark. Dalen scored two goals in the game, including the game-winner in the first period. Denmark outshot Norway 28-26, and Jakobsen led the Danes with six shots in the game. Jakobsen also took the majority of draws for Denmark, going 7-3 at the face off circle.

On the first day of competition, Norway cruised past Slovakia, 6-3, while Denmark edged Austria 5-4. Dalen scored two goals against Slovakia, as she recorded seven shots on goal in the contest. Jakobsen did not record any points against Austria, but she led Denmark with 10 shots on goal. She also went 11-6 on faceoffs.

Dalen was also named Norway's player of the game for Monday's contest against Slovakia. Through the first two days of competition, Dalen is also tied for most points and goals in the tournament.

Competition at the World Championship resumes on Wednesday, April 9, with Norway taking on the Czech Republic and Denmark facing France.

The winner of the Div. I Group A Women's World Championship will face Team Japan in a best-of-three qualifications series, with the winner advancing to play in the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship in Malmö, Sweden.

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