Canadian women's hockey team shooting for gold

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:45 PM ET

Canada's women's hockey team will be shooting for gold Saturday at the world championship in Burlington, Vt.

The Canadians advanced to the final with a 5-1 win Friday over Finland.

Laura Fortino, Meghan Agosta and Marie-Philip Poulin each had one goal and one assist for the Canadians, who battled an imbalance in power-play opportunities.

The Canadians were assessed seven of nine minor penalties and yielded a power-play goal to Finland's Karoliina Rantamaki midway through the second period, cutting their lead to 3-1.

Caroline Ouellette and Courtney Birchard also scored for the winners, who held a 43-15 edge in shots.

Canada will play the winner of the semifinal between the U.S. and Switzerland on Friday night.

This is the 14th women's world championship and Canada has reached the final in all of them, winning nine times.


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