Canada advances to gold medal game in women’s hockey at 2018 Winter Olympics

Jennifer Wakefield (Dave Holland, Canadian Olympic Committee)

Team Canada is in the gold medal game of women’s hockey at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. In the semi-final on Monday, Canada trounced the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 in the second of two-semi-finals.

Three Canadians recorded two points in the five goal victory. Jennifer Wakefield of Pickering, Ontario notched two goals, while Melodie Daoust of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec and Blayre Turnbull of Stellarton, Nova Scotia notched two assists each. The other Canadian goal scorers were Marie-Philip Poulin of Quebec City, Emily Clark of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Rebecca Johnston of Sudbury, Ontario.

It was also a great performance by goaltender Shannon Szabados who had 14 saves for the shutout. Szabados now has only given up one goal in two games as she was in net during Group A action in a game won by Canada over Finland by a score of 4-1.

This was the second time in the Olympic women’s hockey tournament that Canada defeated the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0. They also beat OAR 5-0 to begin the Olympic women’s hockey tournament on February 11.

Canada will play the United States in the gold medal game for the fifth time in six Olympic Winter Games. The United States beat Canada in 1998 and Canada beat the United States in 2002, 2010 and 2014. The United States beat Finland in the other semi-final 5-0. Dani Cameranesi led the United States in scoring as she had three points (two goals and one assist).

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