Melodie Daoust scored twice to steer Canada to a 4-0 win over Switzerland in a ladies’s world hockey championship semifinal Monday.
Canada will face defending champion United States in Tuesday’s last. The People blanked Finland 3-0 earlier Monday.
Canada returns to the gold-medal recreation after falling to Finland in a 2019 semifinal and taking bronze. It was the primary time within the historical past of the event the Canadians didn’t attain the ultimate.
The People are chasing a sixth straight world title and their ninth within the final 10 world championships. Canada final gained it in 2012 in Burlington, Vt.
Renata Quick had a objective and an help, Rebecca Johnston scored and Marie-Philip Poulin had two assists for host Canada, which remained unbeaten within the event.
Ann-Renee Desbiens posted a 10-save shutout. Andrea Braendli was a workhorse in Switzerland’s internet stopping 61-of-65 photographs.
The 2020 ladies’s championship was cancelled due to COVID-19. The 2021 event was rescheduled to Calgary in August when Nova Scotia known as it off in Could.
Daoust leads the championship in scoring with six targets and 6 assists in 10 video games forward of teammate Natalie Spooner with 4 targets and 5 assists.
Canada beat the U.S. 5-1 to cap the preliminary-round and publish a 4-0 document in Pool A. Canada blanked Germany 7-0 in a quarterfinal.
The Swiss completed on the backside of Pool A at 0-4.
A 3-2 time beyond regulation win over Russia in Saturday’s quarterfinal was Switzerland’s first win of the event.
The Swiss mustered the occasional foray into Canada’s zone Monday.
They spent most of their time and vitality in their very own zone attempting to maintain the puck out of their very own internet, nonetheless, as Canada outshot them 65-10.
Johnston wired a shot into the far nook for a power-play objective at 16:58 of the third interval.
Swiss ahead Noemi Ryhner hit Desbiens’ glove and the publish on a short-handed breakaway within the third.
The Canadians made the Swiss pay for Sarah Forster’s glove to Emily Clark’s face after the whistle with Daoust’s power-play objective within the second interval.
Poulin’s shot deflected off Daoust into the air and over Braendli at 5:20.
Daoust additionally scored with an extended re-direct of a Quick shot at 6:52 of the opening interval.
Quick had a whole lot of internet to work with from the slot when Brianne Jenner fed her from the wing at 5:14.
Canada blanked Switzerland 5-0 within the preliminary spherical and has but to surrender a objective to the Swiss in eight world championship conferences.
Switzerland was with out high ahead Alina Muller, who led the 2018 Olympic event in scoring with seven targets and three assists in 10 video games, for many of the event.
She injured her ankle in a loss to Russia in Switzerland’s first recreation of the event.
The Swiss reached the ultimate 4 for the third time within the historical past of the event. They gained a bronze medal in 2012 and have been fourth in 2008.
Finland and Switzerland will play for bronze, and Russia and Japan will meet within the fifth-place recreation Tuesday.