Tuesday Olympic Digest: Quiet Day For Bulldogs As US, Canada Improve To 2-0

The 2018 Olympic women’s hockey tournament continued Tuesday in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Here’s a look back at the action and what’s ahead for Wednesday.

Tuesday’s results

Canada 4, Finland 1: Former Bulldogs defensemen Brigette Lacquette and Jocelyne Larocque both finished plus-1 on the day as Canada jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two periods.

USA 5, OAR 0: Goaltender Maddie Rooney sat this one out as former Lindenwood netminder Nicole Hensley made 13 saves for the shutout of the Olympic Athletes from Russia. Former UMD defenseman Sidney Morin logged 15:15 of ice time with an even rating. Former WCHA star Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson set an all-time Olympic record by scoring six seconds apart in the second period.

Wednesday’s games

Sweden vs. Switzerland, 9 p.m. Tuesday (NBC Sports Network): The Swiss and Swedes face their toughest test yet of the 2018 Winter Games after both beat up on Korea and Japan. Lara Stalder enters with two goals and two assists in four games. Fellow former Bulldog Pernilla Winberg has two goals and one assist. They are the two leading scorers among former Bulldogs thus far. This game will be live on NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. tonight in Duluth (Puck drop is noon on Wednesday in South Korea).

Korea vs. Japan, 1:30 a.m. (USA): I’d like to say this is the best chance for Sarah Murray and her Korean unified team to get a win, but I think they need to start with getting a goal. Korea has been shut out 8-0 in both games thus far. Both teams are 0-2 and won’t be advancing out of Group B.