Lyon Hockey

Flint Eliminated in Game 7; four Michigan players at women’s worlds

The OHL season ended for the Flint Firebirds in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final on Wednesday.

Daniel D’Amico scored three goals and Detroit native Xavier Medina made 38 saves in the Windsor Spitfires’ 4-0 win at the WFCU Center in Windsor.

Alex Christopoulos scored the other goal on a pass from Livonia’s Ryan Abraham.

U18 Women’s World Cup

Four players from Michigan will compete in the U18 Women’s World Championships in Madison, Wisconsin, June 6-13.

►Goalkeeper Annelies Bergmann, Detroit (Oakland Grizzlies)

►Forward Elyssa Biederman, Franklin (Little Caesars)

►Forward Cassie Hall, Lyon South (Little Caesars)

►Forward Kirsten Simms, Plymouth (Little Caesars)

Simms was a member of the 2020 world championship gold-medal team USA and was one of three players on the Little Caesars team (Elyssa Biederman, Cassie Hall), which won the 19U national championship this year.

This year’s world championships were originally scheduled in Sweden, but were postponed due to COVID-19 and moved to Wisconsin.

Team USA will face Canada on Thursday in Blaine, Minnesota. The United States opens against Sweden on Monday June 6 with preliminary matches against Finland on Tuesday and against Canada on Thursday.