Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Canada, USA set up Olympic women’s hockey final



Canada, USA set up Olympic women’s hockey final

Canada, USA set up Olympic women’s hockey final

Four-time defending champion Canada and reigning world champion United States advanced to the Pyeongchang Olympic women’s hockey final with shutout triumphs today, setting up another showdown for gold between the arch-rivals.

The Canadians stretched their Olympic win streak to 24 games and kept alive their drive for five consecutive gold medals by beating the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0. The US women, who haven’t won Olympic gold in 20 years, blanked Finland 5-0 to reach Thursday’s title game.

“It’s honestly a dream come true,” US forward Hilary Knight said. “It’s the world’s biggest stage. It’s the game you’ve been dreaming of. You have to keep working and do the things you do well.”

Only once in Olympic or world championship history has the final not been a US-Canada affair.

Canada needed overtime to beat the Americans in the 2014 Olympic final, but has since dropped three world finals to the Americans.

“We’re confident. We’ll stick with what has gotten us success the last three years,” US forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson said. “We’ll enjoy this. It’s what we came here and worked hard for, to put ourselves in position for a gold medal.”

Canada’s Jennifer Wakefield scored 1:50 into the semi-final and Canadian captain Marie-Philip Poulin netted a backhand 3:10 into the second period to make it 2-0.

Wakefield struck again 1:59 into the third and Emily Clark followed 31 seconds later for a 4-0 Canada lead, and Rebecca Johnston added another with 5:52 remaining. Shannon Szabados made 14 saves in the shutout.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hun Sen: Full country reopening to be decided in two weeks

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that if the Covid-19 situation remains stable for 15 consecutive days from the end of the October 5-7 Pchum Ben public holiday, Cambodia will reopen fully, albeit in the context of Covid-19 whereby people have to adjust their lives to

  • Cambodia unveils new quarantine regulations

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • Cambodia sets new Covid-19 quarantine rules

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • Hun Sen: Cambodia set to fully reopen

    Prime Minister Hun Sen concludes that the October 5-7 Pchum Ben public holiday, during which many people either flocked to their hometowns for family reunion or gathered at tourist attractions across the country, has not caused an outbreak of Covid-19. In a special address to

  • Will Evergrande change the way Chinese developers do business in Cambodia?

    China’s property sector policy has exposed the grim financial condition of real estate developers including those operating in Cambodia, which raises questions over the viability of their projects and business going forward The dark blue netting draping over one of Yuetai Group Co Ltd’

  • Cambodia voted ‘world’s friendliest country’ in Rough Guides reader poll

    Cambodia ranked number one among the “World’s Friendliest Countries”, according to a reader poll conducted by London-based international website “Rough Guides”. Taking submissions through Twitter and Facebook, “Rough Guides”, a well-known travel agency and publisher of guidebooks, said the Kingdom “was by far the