Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin scored her 100th and 101st goals against Czech Republic at the IIHF Women's World Ice Hockey Championship in Brampton ©Getty Images

Canada's captain Marie-Philip Poulin scored two goals during her country's 5-1 win over the Czech Republic at the Women's World Ice Hockey Championship as she surpassed the 100-goal mark in Brampton.

The 32-year-old, playing in her 171st match, joins Hayley Wickenheiser, Jayna Hefford and Danielle Goyette as the only Canadian to achieve this feat.

Poulin scored the goal with 8min 03sec left in the first period, hitting a backhand following a two-on-one fast break before a crowd of 4,036 at the CAA Centre in the Canadian city. 

She scored her 101st goal as well with 2:16 left in the third period to make it 4-1.

Renata Fast, Laura Stacey and Blayre Turnbull also were on the scoresheet for Canada.

Turnball had an outstanding game in front of the home crowd, assisting in three of the goals.

Natalie Mlynkova scored the only goal for the Czech Republic, which made the score 1-1 at one point before Canada started to dominate.

The defending champions out shot the European side 42 to 15.

"I'm running out of adjectives," Canada's coach Troy Ryan said about thee-time Olympic gold medallist Poulin, according to Mountain View.

"Just a special human, a special player. 

"Just has an ability to change a game at any time.

"When we talk about the identity we want as a team, that's the identity she is as a player. 

"She can beat you with physicality, with defence or with offence. 

"We're glad she's Canadian."

In the other Group A match-up, the United States thrashed Switzerland 9-1.

Abbey Murphy scored for the US within seven seconds of the game starting, setting a record, surpassing the previous record of 13 seconds in 1994.

There were eight different American scorers as the US joined Canada in winning their opening two matches.

Canada and US faced off in last year's final in Herning in Denmark, the 20th time in 21 tournaments the two countries have met at that stage.

The Canadians won 2-1 to lift the title for the 12th time. 

US are currently leading the standing with a goal difference of 14, six better than Canada.

Goals by Emilia Vesa, Viivi Vanikka and Rosa Lindstedt guided the 2019 runners-up Finland to 3-0 victory over Germany in Group B, which they lead with six points. 

The competition is due continue tomorrow, with Canada facing Japan in Group A, while Sweden and Hungary face-off in Group B.