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2022 Olympics: 11 unanswered goals against Sweden sends Team Canada to the semifinals

Canada was dominant through all three periods

Ice Hockey - Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Day 7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Taking on a hot Team Canada was never going to be easy for Team Sweden.

Canada jumped to an early lead when Brianne Jenner scooped up her own rebound to score her sixth goal in Beijing to put the Canadians up 1-0.

Sweden managed to hold Canada to a single goal until the eighteenth minute of play. The Canadian powerplay unit set up in the Swedish end and a behind the net pass from Rebecca Johnston to Sarah Fillier made it 2-0. It was Fillier again, chipping the puck in just 36 seconds later to put Canada up 3-0 and score her own seventh goal of the tournament. With Team Canada again on the powerplay, Jamie Lee Rattray scored one more just for good measure, an absolute laser from the hash marks.

The only thing that could top four Canadian goals in the first period from was five more in the second. Natalie Spooner kicked it off early, Erin Ambrose followed her lead not even two minutes later. Blayre Turnbull scored lucky (or unlucky if you’re Sweden) goal number seven off a crafty pass from Ambrose behind the net. Another powerplay for Canada lead to Emily Clark’s first goal in Beijing as the Canadians claimed a nine goal lead.

Sweden made a goalie change, swapping Emma Söderberg out for 18 year old Ida Boman. In her Olympic debut, Boman held off the Canadian attack for more than half of the third. Jenner brought the score to double digits by completing her hat trick to bring the Canadians to 10-0. Following in Jenner’s footsteps, Fillier completed her own hat trick to make it 11-0.

Captain Marie-Philip Poulin stayed of the scoresheet in terms of goals, but racked up four assists. Sarah Nurse was also feeling helpful today and earned four assists in the absence of any goals.

There’s no doubt that Canada was dominant in this game, racking up 56 shots to Sweden’s 11. Söderberg faced 39 shots on goal from the Canadians, and Boman faced 17. Maschmeyer turned away all 11 of Sweden’s shots to earn the shutout.

Canada’s opponent in the semifinals has yet to be decided as two quarterfinals, the first between ROC and Switzerland, and the second between Finland and Japan, will determine the semifinal matchups.

Goal Scorers: Brianne Jenner (3), Sarah Fillier (3), Erin Ambrose, Emily Clark, Blayre Turnbull, Natalie Spooner, Jamie Lee Rattray