Olympics Recap Day 1

Another double-digit victory for Canadian women’s hockey team

Saskatoon forward Emily Clark recorded one assist as the Canadian women’s hockey team routed Finland 11-1 in their second preliminary game of the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Sarah Fillier got Canada on the board quickly, scoring just one minute and one second into the opening period and was followed by a goal from Sarah Nurse at 12:45 to put the red and white ahead 2-0.

With just under a minute-and-a-half left in the first period, Minnamari Tuominen scored for the Finns to make the score 2-1 at the break.

It was all Canada after that.

Fillier added her second goal of the game early into the second period and then between 10:01 and 16:35, Nurse and Laura Stacey added singles, while Brianne Jenner scored back-to-back, giving the Canadians a 7-1 lead heading into the final period.

A new goalie for Finland in the third period did little to stop the Canadian scoring streak as both Nurse and Jenner recorded hat-trick goals —Clark assisted on Jenner’s third— while Stacey added her second and Jamie Lee Rattray picked up her first of the game.

Canadian goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens stopped 28 of 29 shots faced in the game. Meanwhile, Finnish starter Meeri Raisanen made 28 saves on 35 shots before she was replaced by Ani Keisala, who went nine for 13.

Canada will next face the Russian Olympic Committee in their third preliminary game. Puck drops on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 10:10 p.m. (SK time).

Read the full game story hockeycanada.ca.

Olympic Notes: Read the full Day 1 recap on olympic.ca…Canada earned its first medals of the Games on Day 1, as speedskating’s Isabelle Weidemann captured bronze in the women’s 3000-metre event with a time of 3:58.64 seconds and Mikael Kingsbury recorded a score of 82.18 points in men’s moguls to secure silver…Regina snowboarder Mark McMorris will get his first taste of Games’ action on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10:30 p.m. (SK time) with the men’s slopestyle qualification round…Canada’s medal count is 2 (0 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze)

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