(ISN) – MALMÖ, Sweden – Canada’s National Women’s Team will meet the United States for the gold medal at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship after a 3-0 semifinal win over Finland on Friday.
The gold medal game will air live on TSN and RDS, the official broadcasters of Hockey Canada, at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on Saturday. Check local listings for broadcast times.
Saturday’s final will mark the 16th time that Canada and the U.S. have met in the gold medal game of the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship since the tournament’s inception in 1990. Canada has won 10 gold medals (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2012) and five silver (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013).
On Friday, Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que./Boston University, HE) opened the scoring early in the first period and Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) added a pair of goals in the third to lead the Canadians past Finland for the second time in four days. Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) made 19 saves for her second shutout in as many starts as Canada outshot the Finns 40-19.
Canada finished second in Group A in preliminary round play with a 2-1 record; the Canadians lost 4-2 to the U.S. in their tournament opener before recording back-to-back wins, 4-0 over Russia and 6-2 over Finland