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Canada 7 - Finland 3
Olympic Semi-Final Game

Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Salt Lake City, Utah • E Center - 11:00 MDT

Canada’s Women’s Olympic hockey team has advanced to the gold medal final in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, after defeating Finland 7-3 Tuesday at the E Center. USA will face Sweden in the other semi-final later today.

Canada jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after goals by Therese Brisson and Hayley Wickenheiser. Brisson blasted a slapshot from the point past Finnish goaltender Tuula Puputti at the 5:58 mark which was followed by a Wickenheiser breakaway goal at the 8:10 mark. Finland replied with a goal late in the period, sending Canada to the dressing leading 2-1.

In the second, Finland came out flying, scoring the only two goals of the period and taking a 3-2 lead into the third period.

In the third Canada regrouped and put five pucks past Puputti. Hayley Wickenheiser tied the game and then Jayna Hefford put Canada ahead for good six seconds later, with a breakaway goal. Vicky Sunohara, Cassie Campbell and Therese Brisson’s second goal of the game padded Canada’s lead.

Kim St-Pierre stopped 15 of 18 shots to record the win for Canada. The win was St-Pierre’s third Olympic win and her 32nd all-time National Women’s Team victory.
The last time Canada met the United States in Olympic play, USA defeated Canada 3-1 to capture the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. The gold medal game will be played on Thursday at 5:00pm (MT) at the E Center in Salt Lake City.

Box Score CAN
Compte FIN

First Period/Première période

CAN • BRISSON, Therese   5:58 / PP1
CAN • WICKENHEISER, Hayley (CHARTRAND, Isabelle) 8:10 / SH1
FIN • REIMA, Tiia (FISK, Sari / RIIPI, Katja) 19:35 

FIN • SALO, Paivi 2 min. BD-CK 4:02
CAN • SUNOHARA, Vicky 2 min. HOOK 7:38
CAN • KELLAR, Becky 2 min. ROUGH 10:39
CAN • SOSTORICS, Colleen 2 min. ROUGH 16:21
FIN • LAAKSONEN, Emma 2 min. ROUGH 16:21
CAN • HEFFORD, Jayna 2 min. INTRF 20:00

Second Period/Deuxième période

FIN • REIMA, Tiia (FISK, Sari / HANNINEN, Kirsi) 22:56
FIN • RIIPI, Katja (REIMA, Tiia / FISK, Sari) 23:51

CAN • SUNOHARA, Vicky 2 min. CROSS 24:30
FIN • VAARAKALLIO, Petra 2 min. BD-CK 28:33
FIN • SIRVIO, Saija 2 min. INTRF 30:15
FIN • SIRVIO, Saija 2 min. TRIP 33:21
FIN • SALO, Paivi 2 min. ROUGH 38:15

Third Period/Troisième période

CAN • WICKENHEISER, Hayley (GOYETTE, Danielle / ST-PIERRE, Kim) 43:19
CAN • HEFFORD, Jayna (SUNOHARA, Vicky)   43:25
CAN • SUNOHARA, Vicky (GOYETTE, Danielle)  57:26
CAN • CAMPBELL, Cassie     58:32
CAN • BRISSON, Therese (BOTTERILL, Jennifer) 59:03 PP1

FIN • PALVILA, Marja-Helena 2 min. TRIP 58:46

Goaltenders CAN ST-PIERRE, Kim
Gardiennes de but FIN PUPUTTI, Tuula

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