For the fifth time in six Olympic tournaments, Canada will face their arch-nemesis, United States, for the gold medal in women’s hockey this Wednesday.
The final match was set after the Canadian team cruised to a 5-0 victory over Olympic athletes from Russia in the semi finals.
The United States, meanwhile, went down 1-0 to Finland in the first period of their semi final matchup, but then rallied to claim a 3-1 victory.
The two rivals did meet in round robin play, where Canada was somewhat fortunate to win; they were outshot 45-23 but went on to victory by a score of 2-1.
Canada has won the last 4 Olympic gold medals, though the United States have won seven of the last eight World Championships.
The puck will drop at 8:10 PM.
Canadian men’s hockey team on to quarter finals
The Canadian men’s hockey team will also play on Wednesday, though significantly earlier. Their first playoff match is set for 4:10 AM against either Finland or South Korea.
They posted a 2-0-1 record in round robin play, beating Switzerland 5-1 and South Korea 4-0, but losing in a shootout to the Czech Republic by a score of 3-2.
Former NHL’er Derek Roy leads the team in points, with five assists in three games.