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Canada defeats US to remain perfect in Olympic women's hockey

Canada defeats US to remain perfect in Olympic women's hockey

Canada returned to the medal podium Thursday in South Korea with a trio of highlight performances.

And you could see the confidence in the Canadian players at a Friday afternoon practice here to prepare for what is expected to be a stouter challenge from the Czech Republic on Saturday.

Men's Group A: Canada vs.

With her 16th goal in her fourth Olympics, Agosta moved into second all-time behind Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser (18). It should be another classic in the gold medal game February 25. Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro also improved, climbing to 10th from 13th with 198.11 points.

Truth be told, Rene Bourque had a greater offensive impact in Canada's 5-1 win over the Swiss in the tournament opener for both teams.

However, just 23 seconds into the third period speedy USA forward Kendall Coyne got past the Canadian defenders and put the puck between the legs of the Canadian netminder to cut the lead to one.

Now that the group stage is done, the two best-seeded teams from Group A got automatically moved into the semifinals, which will be the second round of the playoff stage.

The Americans have not taken home gold since 1998, while Canada is here looking for a fifth straight.

In three games, she has already notched two goals and an assist. They led 2-0 after 7 1/2 minutes and made the Swiss pay twice when they went to the penalty box. Over the course of the past 10 World Women's Championships, USA has won eight gold medals and Canada two.

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That strong increase was almost matched by the January 2018 number, and year-over-year inflation remained stable at 2.1%. Consumer durables and consumer non-durables have recorded growth of 0.9 per cent and 16.5 per cent, respectively.

What a handsome goal for Wojtek Wolski, who has his second career goal in men's hockey for Canada.

Former Quebec junior star Maxim Noreau also scored, one-time Buffalo Sabres forward Derek Roy added three assists and ex-Toronto Maple Leaf and Edmonton Oiler Ben Scrivens made 28 saves for the Canadians, who defeated the Swiss national team 3-0 in the Spengler Cup final on December 31, and 3-2 to open the Karjala Cup in mid-November.

The Canadian team that stepped on to the Kwandong Hockey Centre ice on Thursday could not have been more different than the one that claimed gold four years ago in Sochi. Aksel Lund Svindal won the race, making the 35-year-old Norwegian the oldest Olympic gold medallist in alpine skiing. "I'm just trying to go out and do my thing to help my team win a hockey game". The U.S. and Canada locked up two spots into the semifinals and will skip the quarterfinals.

Frenchman Pierre Vaultier's winning of back-to-back Olympic snowboard cross titles was overshadowed by a knee injury suffered by Calgary's Chris Robanske, who was taken off the Phoenix Snow Park course by snowmobile and underwent a MRI.

Large swathes of empty seats and just 2,802 spectators added up to a flat atmosphere inside the arena that a day earlier had been rattling with excitement for a women's hockey game between a united Korean team and Japan. I could never have imagined that I would be so lucky one year later.

Kevin Boyer of Sherwood Park, Alta., sits 17th (1:42.7) after a second-run time of 51.24 seconds while Calgary's Barrett Martineau is 25th at 1.43.699. But the one they'll play for here, the one with the power to write this history of a rivalry that so affects the history of those in it, simply matters more. The final runs are slated to begin on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Homan later defended her decision to remove the stone, saying it's "just the rules".

Rosanna Crawford of Canmore, Alta., was the top Canadian in 26th, followed by Sara Beaudry (29th), Emma Lunder (54th) and Julia Ransom (74th).

Nurse doubled Canada's lead with a well-placed wrister at 14:56 of the middle frame. Christian Gow was 26th and Nathan Smith 81st.


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