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Sweden Beats US in Olympic Women's Hockey


Defending champion Canada and Sweden have advanced to the gold medal match in the Olympic women's ice hockey tournament in Turin, Italy.

Sweden scored a surprise win over the United States, 3-2 in a penalty shoot out. Sweden's Maria Rooth scored two goals in regulation and the winning goal in the shoot out.

Kelly Stephens and Kristin King scored regulation goals for the United States and the match and overtime ended tied 2-2. Swedish goalkeeper Kim Martin stopped 37 of 39 shots in the match, and her teammates mobbed her at center ice after the game.

Later, Canada scored a 6-0 win over Finland. Cherie Piper scored two goals for the Canadians while goalkeeper Charline Labonte turned away 17 of 17 shots for Canada.

The United States will play Finland for the bronze medal Monday. The gold medal game between Canada and Sweden will be played later the same day.

The U.S. women won the gold medal in the inaugural women's tournament in 1998 and the silver medal four years ago in Salt Lake City.