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Winter Olympics: Canada wins women’s hockey championship

Winter Olympics: Canada wins women's hockey championship

He also defeated the main North American contender for the national team, the maple leaf, in the most important match after the group stage, in the Five Rings Final, cutting him off from the final in Pyongyang four years earlier.

Canadians in their red jerseys can celebrate after the final (Photo: Karoli Orvay)

No wonder in the Women’s Hockey Championship, the final has been played by exactly the same two teams that have been on the women’s Olympic program since 1998, with the exception of a few: Canada and the United States.

Four years ago, in Pyongyang, the Americans won the most important competitor: although Canada won in the group, the United States pulled the finals by shooting, so that they could celebrate the second gold with five rings (before that, the maple leaf was happy four times without interruption).

In Beijing, the scenario was similar to the point where the Canadians won the first set, just over a week ago, 4-2 despite the barren American supremacy – and this time the dice weren’t rolled in the finals either.

There was no sign of confidence in the American game we had nine days ago in the early morning game in Hungary (they shot almost twice, then 53 for 27), and the Canadians stormed right. Despite this, thanks to Fed captain Joel Johnson in the eighth minute, the US still slipped past the goal (the specialist noted that one of the Canadian strikers had just obtained a disc just before Spooner’s strike, nullifying the strike in the aftermath of the challenge) Sarah Norse’s superb move only gave Thompson a headache, but the goalkeeper wasn’t fooled, and he got the ball rolling with confidence.

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The Americans began to appear in the game, and in their view the second Canadian blow came at the worst possible time. Especially it was preceded by frustrating, somewhat childish errors: captain Mary Philip Paulin stole a disc from an American racket in the attacking third with amazing ease, then turned into a goal on goal and fired from a distance that passed through sleeping Cavallini.

By the middle third, the initiative really took the American team (or the Canadians handed them over, it’s a matter of point of view), but just as in the group game, Deppen caught like paint, one of his teammates is better. The other is Pauline, who scored two goals and made half of the match. In the 30th minute, a nurse slammed a previously raised puck, past Jenner, the captain who came to the rebound, who cleverly scored his second shot from an acute angle at the goalkeeper giant, and a third point from three Canadian goals.

The last silver medalist could have increased his lead in the inning, but instead, the Americans turned to a human disadvantage, as the latter overcame the overwhelming counterattack of Brandt and Knight, and finally completed the property’s rebound into goal.

So, however, there was a possibility that the match was close, and we did not have to be disappointed: there was a tough fight on the ice with a particularly high pace compared to the women’s match. In fact, it even punctuates a few bumps – and some iron and more Desbiens defenses.

The Canadian goalkeeper again collected 38 defenses in good silence, while his team’s 21 goals were enough for success – the Americans put their goalkeeper three minutes before the end and were ahead in the last minute and a half. They only ran to achieve their cosmetic goal 12.5 seconds before they detonated.

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Looking at the big picture, it’s not about whether the best organized and most organized team won the championship, with an excellent performance and an excellent goalkeeper – the Canadians deserved to return to the throne after four years of fasting, and most importantly, the contender took the silver consolation for the fourth time in its history .

Winter Olympics, Beijing 2022
Hockey, ladies, final
Canada and the United States 3-2
(2-0, 1-1, 0-1)
Beijing, 834 view. a: Cook (American), Wigan (Swiss), Hamar (Swedish), Hanley (American).
Canada: DESBIENS – Larocque, Fast / Ambrose, C. Thompson (1) / Bell, Zande-Hart / Shelton, Stacey-Jenner (1), nurse 1 (1), Pauline 2 (1) / Filler, Daust, Spooner / Johnston, Clark, Turnbull / Solnier, Maltis, Rattray. Federal Captain: Troy Ryan
United States of America: Cavallini-Stiklin, Barnes/Keller, Harmon/Bozek, Dunn/Harvey-Brandt (1), Knight 1, Queen Schofield / ROQUE (1), carpenter (1) Kissel 1 / Banic, Zoomwinkle, Cameranese / Scamora, Comper, A. Murphy. Federal Captain: Joel Johnson
Gate shots: 21-40. Objective – Human Advantage: 2/0, Resp. 3/1

Tournament Final Result
1. Canada
2. United States
3. Finland
4. Switzerland
5. The Russian team
6. Japan

National Sports reports on the venue: Gergeli Cohan, Erica Kovacs (text), Karoly Orvay (photo)

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