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Team USA updates from the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships


The GIST: Four teams are two wins away from international hockey glory: it’s semifinals time at the IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships.

August 30, 2021
Source: Andrew Nelles/USA TODAY Sports
Source: Andrew Nelles/USA TODAY Sports

🇺🇸USA vs. 🇫🇮Finland: In another repeat of the controversial 2019 final, the reigning champ Americans are facing the Finnish squad for the second time this tournament. Team USA won 3–0 in the group stage, and they’re likely to repeat.

  • In the quarter-finals, the U.S. hit double-digit goals, beating Japan 10–2, while Finland squeaked by with a 1–0 win over Czech Republic. Puck drops at 3 p.m. ET. 

🇨🇦Canada vs. 🇨🇭Switzerland: This one should be an easy win for Canada, who not only beat Switzerland 5–0 in the preliminary round, but also have the tournament’s top three scorers on their roster. 

  • Still, despite cruising through the quarters with a 7–0 win over Germany, stranger things have happened. Tune in at 7 p.m. ET today, and look out for our gold medal game preview in your inbox tomorrow.