OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada’s National Women’s Team has earned a bye to the semifinals at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, finishing first in Group A with a 3-0 record. Canada topped the United States 3-2 in a shootout on Tuesday, before defeating Switzerland 13-0 on Wednesday and Finland 8-0 on Friday.
Canada moves on to play Russia in Monday’s second semifinal at 7:30 p.m. ET, while the United States, who finished second in Group A, will face Finland in the first semifinal at 3:30 p.m. ET. All of Canada’s games, including Monday’s semifinal, are being aired on TSN and RDS, official broadcasters of Hockey Canada. Medal games take place Tuesday, April 9. Please check your local listings for broadcast times in your area.Through the preliminary round, Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Boston University, HE) is the tournament scoring leader with seven points (four goals, three assists), while Jennifer Wakefield (Pickering, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) and Sarah Vaillancourt (Sherbrooke, Que./Montreal, CWHL) are tied for second with six points apiece.
Single-game tickets for all remaining games, including the gold medal game, are now on sale, with tickets for the final starting at just $35. To purchase tickets, visit the box office at SBP Arena, CLICK HERE or call 613-599-FANS (3267).
The 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship is the 15th since the tournament’s 1990 inception. Canada’s National Women’s Team has appeared in every world championship gold medal game, winning 10 gold medals (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2012) and four silver (2005, 2008, 2009 and 2011).
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