(Calgary) Melody Doust scored two goals to guide Canada to a 4-0 win over Switzerland in the semi-finals of the Women’s World Hockey Championship on Monday.
Canada will take on the tournament’s defending champion Americans in the final on Tuesday. The United States closed out Finland 3-0 earlier today.
Canada will return to the final after losing to Finland in the semi-finals of the 2019 tournament before securing the bronze medal. It was the first time in tournament history that Maple Leafs representatives did not reach the finals.
The Americans are looking for a sixth straight title and ninth title in the last 10 Women’s World Championships; The Canadians have not won since 2012.
Renata Fast scored one goal and one assist for Canada, who have been undefeated since the start of the tournament. Rebecca Johnson also made an impression as Mary-Philippe Paulin collected two assists.
Ann-Renée Desbiennes was perfect in front of 10 shots. Andrea Brendli saw more rubber in front of Switzerland’s goal, reversing 61 of 65 shots for him.
The 2020 Women’s World Hockey Championship was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 tournament was postponed until August and moved to Calgary after the return from Nova Scotia.
Doust leads the tournament’s top-scoring column with six goals and six assists, ahead of her teammate Natalie Spooner (four goals and five assists).
Canada easily defeated the United States 5–1 in the preliminary round to win Group A with a 4–0 record. In the quarter-finals, Canada defeated Germany 7-0.
The Swiss finished at the bottom of Group A with a 0-4 record. However, they beat Russia 3-2 in overtime on Saturday.
Switzerland spent most of the game defending itself on its territory. Canada defeated them 5–0 in the opening round.
The Swiss have reached the aces for the third time in the history of the tournament. He won the bronze medal in 2012 and finished fourth in 2018.
Finland will face Switzerland for the bronze medal, while Russia will face Japan for the fifth place.
Earlier in the day, Alex Carpenter, Abby Murphy and Kendall Coyne Schofield, the latter in an empty net, were the scorers for the United States.
Nicole Hensley hits 14 pucks; Annie Keisala faced 33 shots.
Carpenter deflected a Lee Steklin shot midway through the second period. Less than five minutes later, Murphy pulled up the ropes with a low shot.
Finland did not receive a shot on goal at five-on-three at the start of the first period. At the end of the engagement, a shot of Susannah Tapani hit the post.
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