It’s Team USA vs. Team Canada for the GOLD!
Team USA and Team Canada were not fooling around in the semi-finals. As if it were their destiny, Team USA easily defeated Finland and Team Canada handled Russia with ease to set up the rematch.
The United States women’s ice hockey team is heading back to the gold medal game for the third straight Winter Olympics. Team USA secured their spot for the game for the gold with their 5-0 win against Finland on Sunday night. Team USA led for 58 of the 60 minutes played and outshot the Finns 38-14.
Although Finland’s star goalie Noora Raty did her best to contain Team USA, the American players kept the pressure on throughout the game.
Canada’s victory over Russia 5-0 secured their spot in the final game for gold as well. Canada has played for the gold at every Winter Game since women’s hockey became part of the Olympic program in 1998 and for the fifth time in six Winter Games they will face the United States.
“We have something special here and we’re ready. our coaching staff has prepared us as best they can and we just need to go out and just play,” Canada forward Meghan Agosta told reporters.
“This is something we have worked hard for all year and it comes down to one game and it is going to be the better team that comes out on top and there is no doubt in my mind that we are going to be ready for whatever it takes.”
The Canadians will face the United States on Wednesday night (11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT), one win away from an unprecedented fifth-consecutive Olympic gold medal.
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