SASKATOON – The U.S. women’s hockey team advanced to the final of the Four Nations Cup tournament with a 5-1 win over Sweden on Friday.
The Americans capped the preliminary round with a 3-0 record.
The defending champions will face the winner of a later game between Canada and Finland, who were both 1-1, for the gold medal Saturday.
The U.S. women have won three straight Four Nations titles and are the reigning Olympic and world champions.
Hannah Brandt had a goal and an assist and Melissa Melissa Samoskevich scored a short-handed goal for the U.S.
Sydney Brodt, Brianna Decker and Dani Cameranesi rounded out the scoring for the Americans. Goaltender Emma Polusny had 18 saves for the win.