U.S. beats Sweden, cruises into 4 Nations Cup title game

The United States women's hockey team is moving on to the Four Nations Cup title game.(Liam Richards/CP)

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.

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