Canada dominating at the Women's World Championship

Canada dominating at Women's World Championship

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The Canadians may not have buried Sweden in a flurry of goals, but they easily advanced to the semifinals of the Women's World Hockey Championship on Thursday in Herning, Denmark.< /strong> 

The representatives of the maple leaf were reassuring, two days after beating their backs against the Americans, winning 3 to 0. Beyond the result, there was the manner; the Swedes were held in check for 60 minutes of play.

If it hadn't been for the prowess of goalkeeper Emma Soderberg, who was breathtaking in repelling 54 of 57 opposing attempts, the Canadians would have humiliated the women in yellow and blue.

At the other end of the rink, Quebecer Ann-Renée Desbiens signed without doubt one of the easiest shutouts of her career. She only had to report nine times, and seven of those attempts came during the middle period.

The Canadians scored one goal per faceoff to advance to the semi-finals. Jocelyne Larocque started the ball rolling in the first period, deceiving Soderberg's vigilance with a precise shot. On the streak, Marie-Philip Poulin became the sixth player in Canadian team history to reach the 100 assist mark.

British Columbian Sarah Potomak doubled the advance of his in the second twenty. Taking the Swedish defense by surprise, the 24-year-old forward crossed half the ice at lightning speed to escape.

Eventually, defender Erin Ambrose stopped Sweden from orchestrating a come back at the end of the game by taking advantage of the traffic in front of the net to put the needle on the point.

To reach the final and probably set the table for an endless duel against the Americans, the Canadians will have to first defeat Switzerland on Saturday. The Swiss defeated the Japanese 2-1 in a shootout in the quarter-finals.