Women's hockey team wins gold medal

Finland, US top men's ice hockey group competition at PyeongChang Olympics

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Canada will be looking to win their fifth successive Olympic gold after beating the Americans in overtime in Sochi four years ago, while US have had the better of the past three world finals. This was their 24th-straight win in Olympic competition.

In the other semifinal earlier Monday, Dani Cameranesi scored twice and added an assist, and goaltender Maddie Roonie made 14 saves in a 5-0 USA win over Finland.

The United States vowed not to let the gold slip away in Thursday's final.

"On one hand it's like any other hockey tournament".

"We all are acquaintances, but that does not matter", Canadian forward Rebecca Johnston said Monday. "It's what we dream about since we're little girls".

The Women's hockey team really start the game open with the help of their power play, which accounted for the Americans' third, fourth and fifth goals. That drew the ire of Canadian defender Brigette Lacquette, who took a minor penalty for roughing, while Dyupina served a double minor. "I watched it as a kid so to participate in it is pretty special", Greenway said in a call from South Korea.

"I'm just saying that when you put pucks to the net over and over and over, people have to defend that, " Stauber said. We celebrate rivalry victories in hockey like no other. Maddie Rooney made 14 saves for the shutout.

Canada beat Russian Federation by the same 5-0 score earlier in the tournament and continued that trend on Monday with an early goal from Jennifer Wakefield. The semifinal followed a similar pattern with the Canadians wearing down their defence. Sure, 22-year-old Dani Cameranesi scored a pair of goals, giving her a team-high three in these Olympics.

To make it better, the Dutch were nowhere in sight, totally shut out in an event they swept only four years ago. "I think we had the attitude to act like you've been there before". "We're excited about the kind of game we're playing".

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"I feel like all the good coaches go to the boys' side", she said.

Canada's 23 players, including nine Olympic rookies, arrived in Pyeongchang with confidence after taking five of six games versus the U.S.in a six-match exhibition series over the winter. Announced attendance was 3,396.

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On Wednesday, Norway will have a quarterfinal clash with the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation, who boast the most talented roster in the entire tournament.

"We had a lot of point-blank scoring opportunities". They edged the United States women in over-time for 2014 Olympic gold but have lost the past three world finals to the Americans.

Only in Turin-2006 there was another protagonist team in the match for the gold in women's hockey of the Winter Games, in Sweden, that Canada overthrew. In one of the greatest games in worldwide hockey history, Canada stormed back to win 3-2 in overtime.

Thursday's game in Pyeongchang starts at 11:10 ET on Wednesday.

"It will be a battle (for) the ages as usual. There's not much more you can say". Although the Americans have won seven of the last eight World Championships, the Canadians have dominated the head-to-head at the Olympics. Heading into the game the USA had been one-for-11 on the powerplay during the tournament.

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