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Canadian hockey players thrash Switzerland to advance to the final

Many players shone during this match, which included the return of the star Melody Doust. Quebec was injured in the first match of the Olympic championship against the same Swiss team and missed the next four matches.

I felt so good, I was so excited to be back with the team and to be able to contribute on the iceDaoist said all smiles after the victory.

My team has really supported me, and I’ve worked hard to get back into the game. And just to be able to take part in my third games, and to be back on the ice, I feel so happy for my little heart. I am happy to be part of the team.

Sarah Norse scored four assists, while Rebecca Johnston and Claire Thompson scored three. Captain Marie-Philip Boleyn scored two superb goals in the second half to boost Canada’s lead.

I am very happy to see the team’s efforts. All of our streaks contribute, our defenses are incredible. Creation when attacking is magical now and we have to carry on with another game. »

Quote from Hockey player Mary Phillip Pauline

In the loss, notice the performance of Captain Lara Staller who scored two goals and one assist. His streak partner Alina Muller finished with a goal and assist.

Claire Thompson scored Canada’s first goal against Switzerland.

Photo: Getty Images / Bruce Bennett

More than compelling beginnings

With 44 goals in 5 matches so far in Beijing, the Canadian attacking machine has made a comeback.

Thompson took advantage for the first time from the confrontation that Johnston won on Swiss soil to score with a powerful shot. Less than two minutes later, Jimmy Lee Rattray snatched the ball from in front of the goal to double the lead.

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The representatives of Switzerland did not have time to catch their breath or blink an eye. Thompson went for it with a gorgeous fake, then handed the disc to Blayre Turnbull, who completed the sequence. Renata Fast redirected Sarah Nurse’s shot after 17 seconds to make it 4-0.

That’s how goalkeeper Andrea Brindley’s day in which to make way for Saskia Maurer ended.

New goalkeeper, same result.

Maurer allowed a goal in the Canadians’ first shot, one minute after hitting the ice. Erin Ambrose was the fifth player to score and Melody Doust had a play assist.

Switzerland went into the scoring late in the first half thanks to a powerful Lara Stalder goal.

duel captains

There was a lot of action at the start of the second half and Maurer was solid to start this second post. I stood up to some very dangerous Canadians and saved a few balls. Alina Muller thanked her teammate with a goal by surprising goalkeeper Ann-Renée Desbiens.

Captain Mary Philip Boleyn made her presence felt afterwards. The shot he once gave left no doubt and Maurer only saw fire. Eleven seconds passed before she saw Emily Clarke make the score 7-2.

The Swiss continued to fight. Lara Staller, who also wears a C on her jersey, scored her second goal of the match in the power game.

A new game piece signed by Poulin marks this period. She stole the puck from the opponent, was patient, and then beat the goalkeeper with a backhand.

finish strong

Early in the third half, Emma Maltese cemented Canada’s lead with her first goal of the tournament. Laura Stacy and Gilles Saulnier got help.

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As in the first 40 minutes of play, the Canadians consistently occupied Swiss territory to complete this head-to-head encounter with a total of 61 shots.

Then Brian Jenner fired a violent shot to come full circle. She is now alone at the top of the scoring charts in this Olympic tournament with nine.

Anne-Rene Despains scored 10 saves in the win.

We had started the match well, but we let a few moments pass when Pushing force He went to the Swiss side. For us, these are some of the details that need to be improvedconfirmed by Marie Phillip Boleyn.

The way we responded after the goals they scored says a lot about our team that has a lot of character. We’re on our way to the Olympics final, so I can’t ask for better! »

Quote from Player Melody Daust

Another semi-final match will see the Americans, the defending champions, against the Finns, the bronze medalists in Pyeongchang. The Grand Final will take place next Thursday.

Canada has appeared in every final since women’s hockey reached the Olympic program in 1998. She won a silver medal in Nagano before her four consecutive titles. The United States lost a shocking 3-2 that ended that streak in South Korea in 2018.