CALGARY, Alberta – Alex Carpenter and Abbey Murphy scored in the subsequent period, and the United States beat Finland 3-0 on Monday to progress to the last of the Women’s reality hockey title.
The five-time reigning champ United States will play in its twentieth gold-decoration game on Tuesday against Canada, which beat Switzerland 4-0 in the second elimination round Monday night. With a success in the last, the Americans would attach the Canadians with 10 Women’s reality hockey title gold decorations.
Woodworker put the U.S. in the front right off the bat in the second time frame with her third objective of the competition to break a scoreless tie. Craftsman got a stick on Lee Stecklein’s shot from the highlight divert it past Finland goaltender Anni Keisala.
Murphy scored on a breakaway late in the second. Murphy exploited a turnover at the blue line and went strike to forehand for a shot that was streamed by Keisala.
“Megan Keller had a decent impact up the divider, and I was prepared for it, I needed it, so it felt better,” Murphy said after her second objective of the universes.
Kendall Coyne Schofield added a void netter with 2:53 to go to seal the rematch of 2019 last that the U.S. won 2-1 in a dubious completion.
Finland, which was outshot 33-14, had a decent hostile chance halfway through the primary period with a two-man advantage for two minutes, yet the United States didn’t permit a shot.
Finland purged its net on a strategic maneuver with 7:22 excess, however, U.S. goalie Nicole Hensley kept it scoreless.
The Finns will hope to guarantee their thirteenth bronze award on Tuesday when they face Switzerland.