U.S. awaits Canada-Finland winner
SASKATOON — The U.S. women’s hockey team advanced to the final of the Four Nations Cup tournament with a 5-1 win over Sweden on Friday.
The Americans capped the preliminary round with a 3-0 record.
The defending champions will
face the winner of the late Friday game between Canada and Finland, who were both 1-1, for the gold medal Saturday.
The U.S. women have won three straight Four Nations titles and are the reigning Olympic and world champions.
Hannah Brandt had a goal and an assist and Melissa Melissa
Samoskevich scored a shorthanded goal for the U.S. Sydney Brodt, Brianna Decker and Dani Cameranesi rounded out their scoring. Goalie Emma Polusny had 18 saves for the win.
Sabina Kuller countered with a goal for the Swedes (0-3). Emma Soderberg stopped 34 of 39 shots in the loss.