Canada will play for a medal at the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games after beating Sweden 11-0.
Canada has won all meetings between Canada and Sweden in Olympic competition, including at 2006 gold medal game, the only time in which Canada has not played the United States for gold. Canada became the second team to advance to the final four after the Americans narrowly beat the Czech Republic 4-1 earlier in the day.
Emerance Maschmeyer, making her second start of the tournament for Canada, stopped all 11 shots sent her way.
It didn't take long for Canada to show its muscle. At 3:05, Brianne Jenner scored while standing uncontested in front of the Swedish net, knocking in a pass from Marie-Philip Poulin to make it 1-0. At the time, Jenner's sixth goal was the most in this year's tournament.
But that didn't last long thanks to Sarah Fillier. At 17:05, Fillier scored on the power-play after standing in front of the net with a Swedish defender looking the wrong way. Just 36 seconds later, Fillier scored again after a group of four Swedes crowded the front, but the puck bounced out to the side where Fillier was alone and she made no mistake for her tournament-leading seventh goal. Jamie Lee Rattray scored at 19:35 for good measure to make it a four-goal game heading into the intermission.
It only got uglier from there from a Swedish perspective. Canada took a 9-0 lead into the second intermission, thanks to goals from Natalie Spooner, Erin Ambrose, Blayne Turnbull, Emily Clark and a second from Jenner. Jenner tallied a 10th goal for her second hat-trick, only for Fillier to do the same shortly after in the third to make it 11-0, the third time Canada reached the 11-goal mark in the tournament.
Canada will wait until Saturday afternoon to find their opponent for the semifinal game on Monday.