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Canada's Women's Olympic Hockey Team Advances to Semi-Finals; Finishing in First Place in Group A
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February 14, 2006
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TURIN, ITALY – Canada’s Women’s Olympic Hockey Team has advanced to the semi-finals at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, after finishing in 1st place in Group A, following an 8-1 win over Sweden at the Palasport Arena on Tuesday.

Gillian Apps (Unionville, ON) scored a hat trick, and Danielle Goyette (St-Nazaire, QC) added two power play goals, as Canada handed Team Sweden an 8-1 defeat. Sweden will advance to the semi-finals, as the 2nd place finisher in Group A, and will face the winner of Group B.

Canada, on the strength of a 3-0 record will now face the team that finishes second in Group B, which will be the loser of the Finland/USA game which will take place late on February 14th.

Canada’s semi-final game will take place on February 17th,

at the Palasport Arena, at 17:00 (local)/11:00 (ET) or 21:00 (local)/15:00 (ET).

The top two teams in Groups A and B advance to the semi-finals.

Friday, February 17th, 2006 Women’s Olympic Hockey Semi-Final Schedule

Semi-final 1(Teams TBD) 17:00 (Local)/11:00 (Eastern) Palasport

Semi-final 2 (Teams TBD) 21:00 (Local)/15:00 (Eastern) Palasport

Monday, February 20th, 2006 Women’s Olympic Hockey Medals Round Schedule

Bronze medal game

L (A1 vs. B2) vs. L (B1 vs. A2) 16:30 (Local)/10:30 (Eastern) Palasport

Gold medal game

W (A1 vs. B2) vs. W (B1 vs. A2) 20:30 (Local)/14:30 (Eastern) Palasport

Women’s hockey has been an Olympic event since the 1998 Olympic Winter Games. Canada captured silver at the inaugural women’s hockey event in Nagano, Japan in 1998, and gold at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City.


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