02/08/2014 10:12 EST | Updated 04/10/2014 05:59 EDT

Sochi Olympics Women's Hockey: Canada Opens With 5-0 Romp Over Switzerland

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 08: Team Canada talk before thre game prior to the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A Game against Switzerland on day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
SOCHI, Russia - Canada opened the Olympic women's hockey tournament with a 5-0 win over Switzerland on Saturday.

Jocelyne Larocque, Tara Watchorn, Hayley Wickenheiser, Marie-Philip Poulin and Rebecca Johnston scored for Canada.

Canada outshot the Swiss 69-14.

Goalie Charline Labonte earned the shutout, while Swiss goalie Florence Schelling made 64 saves in the loss.

Canada is the defending champion, having won three consecutive Olympic gold medals in women's hockey.

The Canadians face Finland on Monday. The Finns fell 3-1 to the U.S. on Saturday.

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