2014 Winter Olympics: Once more with feeling!

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

With wins over Sweden and Switzerland the United States and Canada will be back at each other's throats in the gold medal finale for women's hockey.

There was no men's hockey today in anticipation of tomorrow's matchups, but in the women's bracket the semifinals were quite the show. With both Canada and the United States looking for a rematch they faced off against Sweden and Switzerland leading to another North American gold medal matchup. When will another women's team finally be able to crack the streak?

Women's Hockey

Switzerland vs. United States


1st

2nd

3rd

Final

SWE

0

0

1

1

USA

3

2

1

6

Goals:
SWE: Anna Borgqvist
USA: Alex Carpenter (PPG), Kacey Bellamy, Amanda Kessel, Monique Lamourex (PPG), Megan Bozek, Brianna Decker

It may have taken almost half a period for the United States to start scoring, but once Alex Carpenter opened the gates with a power play goal in the first, they just kept flowing. When the final whistle blew at the end of sixty minutes the American women held a five goal lead and had kept the Swedes shutout through two and a half periods. The game winner may have gone to Kacey Bellamy just a minute after Carpenter's first, but the win was a team effort with every goal being scored by a different individual. This gives the United States to the go ahead to the gold medal game where they will be taking on Canada again.

Canada vs. Switzerland


1st

2nd

3rd

Final

CAN

3

0

0

3

SUI

0

1

0

1

Goals:
CAN: Natalie Spooner (2, 1 PPG), Melodie Daoust
SUI: Jessica Lutz

The Canadians struck early and struck often in their 3-1 win over Switzerland landing them in the gold medal game once again. Canada's Natalie Spooner scored at 7:29 to put her team on the board and again on the powerplay at 11:10. Teammate Melodie Daoust put another past Switzerland's Florence Schelling just 23 seconds later creating a two goal lead that the Swiss were never able to surmount. To Switzerland's credit (or perhaps just Schelling's) they held Canada to only three goals on 48 shots. Canada will see a hot United States in the gold medal final. Team Canada hopes to retain gold after beating the Americans in the same position in Vancouver four years ago.

The gold medal game between the United States and Canada will take place on Feb. 20 at 10 am MST with the bronze game between Switzerland and Sweden being held at 5 am MST on the same day.

Men's Hockey

As mentioned before there were no men's games today, however, here is your schedule for tomorrow's games:

Game

Time (MST)

Network

Austria vs. Slovenia

(Winner plays Sweden)

1:00am

NBCSN

Norway vs. Russia

(Winner plays Finland)

5:30am

NBCSN

Slovakia vs. Czech Republic

(Winner plays United States)

10:00am

NBCSN

Latvia vs. Switzerland

(Winner plays Canada)

10:00am

MSNBC

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