Women’s World Hockey Championship: Another Canada/USA Final

Canada joined the United States in the final of the Women’s World Hockey Championship on Saturday in Denmark.

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To do this, the Maple Leaf defeated Switzerland 8 to 1.

It will be the 20th time in 21 editions of the tournament that the two nations will compete for the gold medal. Canada have won 11 times, including last year. The Americans, however, had won the previous five finals.

Coming back to the semi-final matchup against Switzerland, the Canadians had two wins in each of the first two periods, in addition to moving the ropes four times during the final period.

Kristin O’Neill, Jessie Eldridge, Brianne Jenner, Sarah Filler, Marie-Philip Poulin (twice), Sarah Nurse and Emily Clark are the ones who signed up to the brand. In addition, Filler, Sarah Potomak and Ella Shelton each provided two assists.

Goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens didn’t have a busy schedule and faced just six shots. She still gave in on a Lara Christen throw, while Switzerland benefited from the presence of Jocelyne Larocque in the dungeon. For her part, Saskia Maurer was bombarded with 56 pucks.

Canada and the United States meet on Sunday for the final showdown of the tournament. A little earlier, Switzerland and the Czech Republic will battle it out for the bronze medal.


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