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US women tune up for Canada with 8-0 rout of Switzerland

Beijing Olympics Ice Hockey
Posted at 12:41 PM, Feb 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-06 12:41:10-05

BEIJING — Hilary Knight scored two first-period goals, Alex Cavallini stopped 12 shots, and the United States routed Switzerland 8-0 at the Beijing Olympics in its final tune-up before facing arch-rival Canada.

Kelly Pannek and Jesse Compher also scored twice for the Americans, who close Group A play against Canada on Tuesday.

The U.S. improved to 3-0 and had 13 of 19 skaters earn at least a point.

In the day's other game, Le Mi scored the lone shootout goal to secure host China a 2-1 win over Japan.

The Japanese earned a point to secure one of Group B’s three spots in the quarterfinals.