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Olympic women Ice Hockey

Finland lose to USA in semi

19 Feb 2018, 13:09 ( 9 Months ago)

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Susanna Tapani of Finland (2nd L) vies with Monique Lamoureux-Morando of the U.S. (3rd L) during the women's ice hockey semifinal game between the United States and Finland at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, in Gangneung Hockey Centre, South Korea, on Feb. 19, 2018.

Finland lost to USA by 0-5 in the semi-final of the women Ice hockey in the 2018 PyeongChang winter Olympic 2018 on Monday.  

The victory over Finland to advance the USA to the 2018 Olympic gold medal game while the Finnish women will play for bronze on Wednesday..

The Americans, featuring six skaters who settled for silver at both the Vancouver and Sochi Olympics, are hoping to win their first and only Winter Games gold since 1998. The Canadians are the four-time defending champions, reported IIHF.

"We took too many penalties today, for sure," Finnish captain Jenni Hiirikoski told IIHF.

 "They got three goals on the power play, and that was a big difference. They were really good today," she added.

Despite losing defender Ronja Savolainen to injury on a dangerous first-period hit, the Finns persevered, but simply couldn’t keep pace with the high-octane American attack, said the IIHF report quoting the Finnish captain.

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