The Canadian ladies’s hockey crew is thru to its seventh consecutive Olympic gold-medal recreation.
Captain Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice and Canada cruised to a 10-3 win over Switzerland within the semifinals on Monday on the Beijing Video games.
Canada will play the winner of the Finland-United States semifinal (Monday, 8:10 a.m. ET) within the closing on Wednesday at 11:10 p.m. ET.
With 54 targets in six video games, Canada broke the file for targets scored in an Olympic match. The outdated file of 48 was set by Canada in the course of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Video games.
Melodie Daoust made her return to the Olympic match. The star winger had been sitting out with an upper-body harm from Canada’s first recreation of the Winter Video games.
Canada exploded early with 5 targets within the first interval. The floodgates opened when Clare Thompson, Jamie Lee Rattray, Blayre Turnbull and Ranata Quick all scored within the first 9:21 of play.
This compelled Switzerland to make a goalie change, subbing out Andrea Braendli for 20-year-old Saskia Maurer. Erin Ambrose added a fifth Canadian objective earlier than the Swiss broke the ice courtesy of captain Lara Stalder to shut out the primary interval.
The second interval noticed 5 targets shared between each side. Alina Mueller scored a second for the Swiss earlier than Canada responded with targets from Emily Clarke and Canada captain Marie-Philip Poulin. Stalder added her second of the sport.
Poulin rounded out the objective pageant with a highlight-reel play to beat Maurer on a breakaway.
Within the third interval, Emma Maltais added her first objective of the match whereas Brianne Jenner bagged her ninth — tying an Olympic file for girls’s hockey.