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Canada, Sarah Davis get bye to semifinals in world women's hockey

Canada's Jennifer Wakefield (9) celebrates with teammates, including Paradise native Sarah Davis (left, after she scored against Russia at the world women’s hockey championship Plymouth, Mich., on Monday. The Canadians won 8-0.
Canada's Jennifer Wakefield (9) celebrates with teammates, including Paradise native Sarah Davis (left, after she scored against Russia at the world women’s hockey championship Plymouth, Mich., on Monday. The Canadians won 8-0.

Canada made it into the semifinals of the women's world hockey championship with an assist from their frenemies.

Canada's 8-0 win over Russia and Finland losing 5-3 in regulation to the United States on Monday combined to send the Canadians, whose roster includes forward Sarah Davius of Paradise, to the semifinals alongside the Americans.

The U.S. finished atop Pool A at 3-0 and dropped the Finns into a three-way tie with Canada and Russia at 1-2.

However, Canadians ranked second in their pool on superior goal differential with Finland third and Russia fourth.

Germany and Sweden finished first and second respectively in Pool B, or second tier, at 2-1. Germany faces Russia and the Finns take on the Swedes in Tuesday's quarter-finals. The medal games are Friday.

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