Sarah Nurse and Brianne Jenner each had a hat trick as the Canadian women’s hockey team crushed Finland 11-1 on Saturday at the Beijing Olympics.
Canada (2-0) has outscored opponents 23-2 during the tournament.
“The offence isn’t just by chance — it’s deliberate,” Canada coach Troy Ryan said. “We try to spread out the offensive zone as much as we can, and what I really liked about today was some of the offence was from a forced turnover. A couple of Nurse’s goals and Laura Stacey’s were just good high positioning, force a turnover and transition quick to offence. It’s really nice when you can see someone who plays their first offensive action and is a good defensive player; both of them did that and were rewarded for it.”
Sarah Fillier and Stacey had two goals apiece for Canada, while Jamie Lee Rattray added a single.
Natalie Spooner chipped in with four assists and leads the tournament with nine points (two goals, seven helpers). Captain Marie-Philip Poulin had three assists.
Minnamari Tuominen scored the lone goal for Finland (0-2), which lost 5-2 to the Americans in its opener.
Canada outshot Finland 48-29.
Canada forward Melodie Daoust missed the game with an upper-body injury suffered in the tournament-opening win over Switzerland. She is listed as day-to-day.
The Canadians face the Russians in their next game on Sunday night at 11:10 p.m. ET.