Canada beats Finland 6-1 at 2019 Women’s World Hockey Championship

2019 Women’s Ice Hockey World Championship logo (Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada trounced Team Finland 6-1 on Tuesday at the 2019 Women’s World Hockey Championship in Espoo, Finland.With the win, Canada improved to a record of three wins and one loss in Group A play.  That was good enough for second place in the pool. The Canadians will now play Germany in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

In the Canadian win over Finland, Loren Gabel of Kitchener, Ontario led Canada in scoring with three points as she had two goals and one assist. Three other Canadian players had a multi-point game as Erin Ambrose of Keswick, Ontario had one goal and one assist for two points, Ann-Sophie Bettez of Sept-Iles, Quebec had two assists and Renata Fast of Hamilton, Ontario had two assists. The other Canadian goal scorers were Sarah Nurse of Hamilton, Ontario and Canadian Olympic gold medalists Brianne Jenner of Oakville, Ontario and Rebecca Johnston of Sudbury, Ontario. Johnston won a gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. while Jenner won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

The other quarterfinal matchups on Thursday have the United States versus Japan, Finland versus the Czech Republic and Switzerland versus Russia. The semifinals go Saturday and the gold and bronze medal games go Sunday.

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