Canada defeats Switzerland 10-3 to advance to Olympic gold medal game

Beijing (AP) — Claire Thompson scored goal and two assists, Canada beat Switzerland 10-3 in the women’s hockey semifinal in Beijing, scoring five first goals in a 3:24 span of Olympic record Achieved. Monday game.

Canadians have been in all Olympic finals since the debut of women’s hockey at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, setting the possibility of a confrontation with the United States on Thursday. Defending Champion Americans will face Finland in a rematch of the qualifying round opening game in the other semifinals of the tournament later that day.

Marie Philippe Paulin scored twice, Salanas assisted four times, and Anrenedes Bience stopped ten shots.

Canada continued to run through the tournament with six consecutive victories. The Canadians set a single Olympic tournament record with 54 goals, but Canada’s previous mark of 48 goals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics was only five games.

Five goals scored within three and a half minutes broke the previous record set by the Canadians in 2010. He defeated Sweden 13 to 1 and scored five times in a 4:03 span.

Thompson started the game at 7:16 when a shot from the high slot banked in from the left post. Since then, the first Olympic athlete has made a great move in setting Blayre Turnbull’s goal of raising Canada to 3-0. Thompson fends off the Swiss defender, drives towards the net and puts a no-look pass in the slot. Turnbull was put on the left side once opened.

Swiss captain Lara Stalder had two goals and assists, and Alina Muller had Swiss goals and assists to play in the bronze medal game on Wednesday. Swiss have a chance to win their second medal after making their fifth Olympic appearance and winning the bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Andrea Blendley allowed four goals with 18 shots before being pulled. Saskia Mauer finished the game and scored 6 goals with 43 shots.

Celebrate the Swiss who did not sag after opening the tournament and losing to Canada 12 to 1. Switzerland has become the fourth opponent to score three or more goals in regulation against Canada at the Olympic Games. This is the first time a Canadian has defeated Finland 7-3 at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.

Müller cut Canada’s lead to 5-2 by converting Starder’s pass at a 2: 1 break of 4:59 into a second period. However, Paulin and Emily Clark scored every 11 seconds, raising Canada to 7-2 at 8:03.

The US victory over Finland will be the sixth of seven Olympic gold medal confrontations between cross-border rivals. They met in the championship game only when the United States lost to Sweden in the semifinals at the 2006 Turin Olympics.

Canada has won four gold medals against two in the United States, but has caused Americans to lose the 3-2 shootout championship at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.

The Americans closed the qualifying round, losing 4-2 to the Canadians, and Canada scored three times in the second period span at 5:25, recovering from a 2-1 deficit.

In comparison, the United States struggled to miss a chance while playing without the top-line center Brianna Decker. Brianna Decker broke his leg in a tournament and defeated Finland 5-2.

The Americans scored 24 goals with 292 shots leading the tournament, marking the fifth day of the ten teams. Their power play was ranked 4th by converting 5 out of 24 opportunities.

Note: Canada F Melody Daoust has won assistance in the first match since he suffered an upper body injury in the opening round of the tournament with Switzerland. … the nurse is currently scoring 16 points (4 goals, 12 assists). This is the second most common point in a single Olympic tournament. The 17-point record was set by Canada’s Hayley Wickenheiser, who recorded five games in 2006. … Jenner scored the ninth goal to lead the tournament.


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