By Aaron Vickers – Daily Hive
Brianne Jenner and Sarah Fillier scored three goals, and Marie Philip Poulin and Sarah Nurse had four assists to pace Canada to a dominating 11-0 win against Sweden in quarterfinal action at the 2022 Games.
The win advances Canada into a semifinal matchup against an opponent to be determined pending the remaining quarterfinal. Semifinal matchups are re-seeded; Canada, who went perfect through the round-robin portion of the tournament, is the No. 1 seed.
After winning all four games against Group A opponents, Canada earned the nod — including a marquee 4-2 win against Team USA and a delayed 6-1 victory over Russian Olympic Committee — to claim the division’s top spot. Canada, the only team without a loss in the tournament, outscored opponents 33-5 en route to earning their date with Sweden.
That scoring prowess continued at Sweden’s expense.
Jenner, who won gold at 2014 Sochi and silver at 2018 PyeongChang with Canada, opened the scoring at 3:05 of the first period, tucking a shot along the ice by Soderberg for the 1-0 lead.
Fillier sniped twice in a 36-second span late in the opening frame to extend the lead to 3-0. She snuck a one-timer off Sodeberg’s pad and in, a goal that required video review to confirm, at 17:41 before pinballing a pass from Renata Fast off the Swedish netminder and in at 17:41.
Jamie Lee Rattray went bar down on a wrist shot from the point through traffic with 24.1 seconds remaining in the opening frame to make it 4-0.
Spooner chopped a rebound 3:16 into the second period, and Erin Ambrose went short-side shelf on Soderberg 1:59 later for a 6-0 edge.
Blayre Turnbull netted a bank shot at 6:56, and Jenner scored on redirect high over Soderberg’s glove at 8:13, pushed Canada ahead by eight. Emily Clark added another at 9:09 to give Canada a 9-0 lead after the middle frame.
Jenner completed the hat-trick at 10:55 of the third period, converting on a backdoor feed from Micah Zandee-Hart that beat goalie Ida Bowman, who replaced Soderberg after 40 minutes.
Fillier netted her third of the game at 12:06 to put Canada ahead 11-0.
Jenner and Fillier each lead the tournament with eight goals apiece.