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Team USA beats Finland, advances to gold medal rematch with Canada

Americans will play Canada for gold medal after beating Finns 4-1

Ice Hockey - Women's Play-offs Semifinals - United States vs Finland
Amanda Kessel (28), Abby Roque (11) and goaltender Alex Cavallini of the United States celebrate after the semifinal win over Finland at the Beijing Olympics on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022.
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BEIJING — The United States women's hockey team is headed back to the gold medal game.

Team USA got goals from Cayla Barnes, Hilary Knight, Hayley Scamurra and Abby Roque and 25 saves from Alex Cavallini to beat Finland 4-1 in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament on Monday.

Team USA will play Canada at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday for the gold medal. It will be the sixth time (out of seven possible) that the two countries have played one another for the gold medal since women's hockey was added to the Olympics in 1998.

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Canada beat Switzerland 10-3 in the semifinals on Monday to advance to the gold medal game. Canada beat Team USA 4-2 in pool play on Feb. 8.

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Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage TheRinkLive.com, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014. mhatten@forumcomm.com
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