Canada routs Switzerland in women’s hockey

February 8

Team Canada huddles before its game against Switzerland.

The Canadian women’s hockey team opened its Olympic tournament with a 5-0 rout of Switzerland, an expected result for the three-time defending Olympic champions.

Canada moves to the top of the Group A standings with the United States, which earned a 3-1 victory against Finland earlier on Saturday.

The U.S. will play Switzerland next on Monday at 5 a.m., while Canada will play Finland on Monday at 10 a.m.

The U.S. and Canada will play each other in their final game of the group stage on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. before both teams head into the elimination round as medal favorites.

More on women’s hockey:

U.S. women beat Finland in Olympic opener

U.S. and Canada ready to fight it out

Women’s hockey scores and schedule

 

 

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