02/17/2014 02:24 EST | Updated 02/18/2014 03:59 EST

Women's Hockey: Canada Beats Switzerland 3-1, To Face USA In Gold Medal Game Thursday

Canada beat Switzerland 3-1 on Monday to set-up a gold-medal matchup in women's hockey with the United States on Thursday.

The Canadians came out and dominated Switzerland with a three-goal first period. But the Swiss showed some life, potting a power-play goal in the second frame and keeping Canada off the scoresheet in the third.

The United States thoroughly dominated their semifinal opponent Sweden, winning their game 6-1. Canada and the United States will play for gold, Thursday, Noon ET (9 pm Sochi time). The Swiss will face the Swedes in the bronze-medal match-up.

Canada beat the United States 3-2 earlier in the Olympic tournament.


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