In control from the first moments of the match, the United States triumphed over the Czech Republic 10-1 in their semi-final of the Women’s World Hockey Championship on Saturday in Denmark.
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Taylor Heise, Hayley Scamurra, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight (twice) and Jesse Compher all scored in the first period, which was outshot by the Americans 19-2.
Thereafter, Kessel did it twice more and thus completed his hat trick before the start of the third period. Heise and Caroline Harvey completed the scoring on the winning side during the third period.
It was Klara Hymlarova who deprived goaltender Nicole Hensley of a shutout. The latter faced 10 shots during the duel. At the other end of the rink, Klara Peslarova and Blanka Skodova received a total of 39 shots.
The United States will face the winners of the duel between Canada and Switzerland. This match is scheduled for later in the day at the KVIK Hockey Arena.
During the 2021 Women’s Hockey World Champion, the maple leaf triumphed over the Americans, who had won the previous five editions.