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2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« on: February 11, 2018, 04:09:28 AM »
The Women's Ice Hockey event got underway on Saturday:

Team Sweden squeaked by Team Japan 2-1.

Meanwhile, Team Switzerland whitewashed Team (South) Korea (featuring several North Korean players) 8-0.  Team Korea made history in it's first-ever hockey opener.

The "unified' Team Korea,  (featuring twelve players from the North alongside their South Korean brethren),  was greeted with a thunderous reception by the crowd of specators in the Kwandong Hockey Centre.  In attendance were some North & South Korean officials as well as IOC President Thomas Bach, and Kim Yo Jong, sister of N.Korean strongman Kim Jong Un.





Source:   BBC Sports



Sunday's games will feature Team Canada vs Team OAR (Olympic Athletes from Russia); Team USA vs Team Finland.


https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/women/olympics/2018/stats/schedule
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 04:28:18 AM »
Team Canada roster:

Forwards
Meghan Agosta/Rebecca Johnston/Laura Stacey
Jennifer Wakefield/Jillian Saulnier/Mélodie Dauost
Bailey Bram/Brianne Jenner/Sarah Nurse
Haley Irwindale/Natalie Spooner/Emiky Clark
Marie-Philip Poulin / Blayre Turnbull

Defence
Jocelyne Larocque/Brigitte Lacquette
Lauriane Rougeau/Laura Forino
Meaghan Mickelson/Renata Fast

Goatenders
Shannon Szabados
Genevieve Lacasse
Anne-Renée Desbiens



Coach
Laura Schüler

Assistants
Dwayne Gylywoychuk
Troy Ryan



Click here to view the complete roster:
https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/women/olympics/2018/2018-wmn-olympic-hockey-team
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 06:54:24 PM »
Sunday's results:

Team Canada led by both Rebecca Johnston's & Mélodie Daoust's two goals, plus three assists by Marie-Philip Poulin, shutout Team OAR (Olympic Athletes from Russia) 5-0.  Canada was backstopped by Anne-Rénee Desbiens who faced just eighteen shots, while the OAR's Nadazhda Morozova faced forty-eight

In fact, Morozova kept Canada off the scoreboard in the first period, even though the Canadians had a 15-5 edge in shots.  It didn't take long after the start of the second period before Canada began scoring.

Game recap:
https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/women/olympics/2018/stats/game-summary?gameid=1848


Elsewhere, Team USA defeated Team Finland 3-1 in a chippy affair.  The Finns took the lead 1-0 in the first period, but the Americans came back in the second period, with Kendal Coyne scoring the go-ahead goal on an assist by Hillary Knight.\\


USA net minder Maddie Rooney faced 23 shots while Noori Raty faced 39.  The US outshot Finland 42-24.

http://www.wpxi.com/sports/olympics/us-women-rally-to-beat-finland-31-in-olympics-opener/697941852
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 07:00:44 PM »
Upcoming games for Monday:

Team Japan vs Team Switzerland; Team (South) Korea vs Team Sweden.
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 02:30:21 PM »
Monday results:

Team Switzerland backed by the goaltending of Florence Schilling, held off Team Japan 3-1.  The Japanese tried to come back to narrow the deficit in the third period, outshooting the Swiss 20-4, but alas, Schilling was just too much to overcome.  Sarah Benz had a two-goal game for Switzerland.

With the win, Schilling ties Canada's Kim St.Pierre for most wins by a goaltender with eight.  Team Russia's Irina Gashennikova & Team Finland Noori Raty trail with seven.

Schilling made 37 saves and is also tied with Canada's St. Pierre with four shutouts.  She also holds the record for most games played in Women's Olympic hockey with 16.

Story:
http://www.wowktv.com/winter-sports/sara-benz-scores-twice-as-swiss-women-hold-off-japan-31/969735651



Team Sweden shutout Team (South) Korea 8-0.  It was the second straight game that the Koreans have been shutout by an identical score.  Too bad, but at least they're a part of hockey history.


https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/women/olympics/2018/stats/schedule
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 02:31:52 PM »
Upcoming games for Tuesday:

Team Canada vs Team Finland; Team USA vs Team OAR (Olympic Athletes from Russia); and Team Switzerland vs Team Sweden.

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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 05:40:51 PM »
Tuesday results:

Team Canada easily handled Team Finland by a score of 4-1.  Canada vaunted ahead 4-0 after two periods of play, before Finland got on the scoreboard in the third.

It was Canada's twenty-second consecutive Olympic victory.  Canadians Mélodie Daoust, Meghan Acosta, and Marie-Philip Poulin dominated offensively, combining for five points (including three gaols).


https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/women/olympics/2018/stats/game-summary?gameid=1851).


Team USA routed Ream OAR (Olympic Athletes frim Russia) 5-0.

More:
https://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/winter-olympics-2018-team-usa-womens-hockey-rolls-russians-5-0-gets-canada-next/




Team Switzerland edged out Team Sweden 2-1, with the winning goal scored in the third period on a tip-in by Switzerland's Phoebe Staenz.  Though the Swedes tried to tie the game with a few minutes remaining in regulation time, they were stymied by their own undisciplined play.


Swedish goalkeeper Sara Grahn faced 47 shots and deserves credit for keeping her squad in the game.  On the other side of the rink, Swiss netminder Florence Schilling faced 31 shots and set a record for her ninth win, surpassing Canada's Kim St. Pierre as the winningest goalkeeper.


Source:   CTV
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 02:55:05 AM »
Upcoming games for Wednesday (Feb.14:

Team Canada vs Team USA; and Team Japan vs Team (South) Korea.

For date, times, & schedule:
https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/women/olympics/2018/stats/schedule

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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 06:29:12 PM »
Wednesday (Feb. 14) results:

Team Japan defeated Team (South) Korea 4-1.  It was the Japanese's  first win in this preliminary round,  even though they were eliminated from gaining a berth in the upcoming Quarter-finals after their earlier loss to Switzerland.

For the Japanese, this was their historic first-ever win in Olympic hockey. 
For the Koreans, well, at least they had their cheerleaders providing the cheering.  Seriously though, this game was more than just about hockey between these two countries, it also carried a political tone:

Story:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/sports/olympics/unified-korea-hockey-japan-politics.html
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2018, 02:53:27 AM »
More results for Wednesday Feb.14:

With a packed crowd at the Kwandong Hockey Centre looking on, Team Canada staved off a furious American offensive muster with the extra attacker, and prevailed 2-1 pver Team USA.

Canada took the lead on goals by Meghan Acosta and Sarah Nurse (the game-winner), in the first period which could more likely be termed a shooting match.  Then in the opening minutes of the third period, USA's Kendall Coyne scored to put her team on the scoreboard.

Both goaltenders -- Canada's Genevieve Lacasse and USA's Maddie Rooney -- were instrumental in preventing the scoring from running higher.  Lacasse in particular, who not only faced 45 shots on goal but foiled the US on a penalty shot in the second period, with Canada up 2-0.

The Canadians' Haley Irwinwas denied a goal in the third period as the video review officials deemed it a kick-in from the skate in front of the American net.


With less than two minutes remaining in third period the US had empty net in favour of an extra attacker, and if not for some histrionics from Canadian 'keeper Lacasse (including the crossbar/post), the US nearly came close to tying it.  In fact, the puck was buried under Lacasse who was pushed and slid in the net, but the game was over by then with the horn having sounded a few seconds earlier.

Whew. Good job, Canada.  Now the Canadians await the winner of the Quarter-final matchup  which will determine who they'll pair up against for the Semi-final.  Canada finished atop in her group and this win was a record twenty-third consecutive Olympic victory.  Some celebration alright, ladies!

Game story:
https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/women/olympics/2018/stats/game-summary?gameid=1855
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2018, 03:04:56 AM »
Upcoming games for Thursday Feb.15:

Team Finland vs OAR (Olympic Athletes from Russia).

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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 02:12:47 AM »
Results for Thursday Feb. 15:

Team Finland outpaced Team OAR ( Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-1.

This was the last game of the Preliminary Round.  Quarter-Finals will begin starting Friday.
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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2018, 02:15:09 AM »
Quarter-Finals begin Friday Feb. 16:

Team Switzerland vs OAR (Olympic Athletes from Russia).

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Re: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Women's Ice Hockey
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2018, 02:30:31 AM »
Quarter-final results for Friday Feb.16:

Team OAR (Olympic Athletes from Russia soundly beat Team Switzerland 6-2 to advance to the Semi-Final against Canada.

Switzerland, well, make that Swiss 'keeper Florence Schelling, just couldn't keep Team OAR's Anna Sokhina off the scoresheet.  The Russian forward made good on her chances by contributing two goals and added two assists in advancing her squad against a Swiss team that played rather uninspired.

Many were expecting the Swiss to advance considering that they were Bronze medallists in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games and with Schelling in net, would repeat.  Second tie was obviously not the charm.  Too bad.

Switzerland now plays in the Relegation Round (Placement game) against Team Japan.

Game recap:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/russian-women-advance-to-semifinals-beating-switzerland-6-2/2018/02/17/09df5dda-13a5-11e8-a68c-e9374188170e_story.html
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