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CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Team scored a pair of goals 98 seconds apart in the first period and booked its ticket to the gold medal game at the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship with a 4-0 semifinal win over Switzerland on Monday night. 

  • Mélodie Daoust (Valleyfield, Que.) scored a pair of goals, extending her tournament-leading point total to 12.
  • Renata Fast (Burlington, Ont.) had a goal and an assist.
  • Rebecca Johnston (Sudbury, Ont.) scored her second goal of the tournament.
  • Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.) chipped in with a pair of assists.
  • Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que.) turned aside 10 shots for the shutout.
  • Canada outshot Switzerland 62-10.

A full game recap and summary can be found at

Next Game:

Canada vs. United States (gold medal game) – Tuesday, August 31 (7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT)

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will provide coverage of the gold medal game.


“I think we take every single day the same. We’ve been practicing the day after a game, so we’ll just bring our best foot forward for a game; there’s no difference. We’ll go back to the hotel, eat dinner, try to get some sleep and be ready for tomorrow.”

  • Daoust on not changing the routine despite playing back-to-back games for the first time

“I think there is another level that this team can bring. I’m happy with what we’ve done so far as a team, and we’ve definitely built momentum throughout the tournament, but I still think there’s more in the tank for us. We have such a talented group, so much skill, so much depth and everyone has been contributing. I know that we can bring more and tomorrow will be exciting.”

  • Fast on being ready for the final

“I think our young players are in a good place right now and our older, more experienced players are in a good place. Although it often gets brought up [in the media], I don’t think that’s in their mind. We’re focused on what we have to do to be successful as this group. We’re not grouping it in with past teams or previous experiences. We’re just together, we’re pretty close as a team for the short period of time we’ve been together and we’re just looking forward to the opportunity to play the Americans tomorrow for a gold medal.”

  • Head coach Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) on not comparing this team to teams of the past

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