News

U.S. women head for hockey gold-medal game

U.S. women head for hockey gold-medal game

GOLD-MEDAL GAME: Sweden's Emma Eliasson falls over Team USA's Meghan Duggan during the third period of their women's semi-final ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Feb. 17. Photo: Reuters/Brian Snyder

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The United States crushed Sweden 6-1 on Monday to reach the gold-medal game of the women’s ice hockey competition at the Sochi Olympics.

The 2010 silver medalists got off to a quick start, scoring three goals in the first 12 minutes, and went on to outshoot an overmatched Swedish team 70-9.

SPECIAL SECTION: Winter Olympics

Sweden, the only team other than Canada and the United States to reach a gold medal game since women’s ice hockey joined the Olympic program in 1998, got on the board in the third period but by then it was too late.

The United States will play the winner of Monday’s other semi-final between three-time defending gold medalists Canada and Switzerland.

(Editing by Peter Rutherford)

Recent Headlines

in Local

Springfield Opens New Park

Fresh
3-26-15 Playground

Children wasted no time Thursday morning running to play in the new "Bounties of Nature" playground at Center Park in Springfield, once it officially opened.

in Local

Former U.S. Rep. Jackson Leaves Prison

Fresh
FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. , D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. The sweep of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life, from golden boy who could be president to broken politician, will be laid out for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, as she sentences him and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and other personal items.

Jackson will serve the remainder of his sentence at a Washington, D.C., halfway house.

in Local

Legislature Passes Budget Fix, Governor Says He’ll Sign

Fresh
money pile

The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

in Local

Schock Leaves Congress with “Humility, Sadness”

schock

Congressman Aaron Schock says he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility.

in Local

Macoupin County Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Updated
jail

Madigan's office says the arrest of Timothy Saxton, 37, is the 75th since her office started what's called "Operation Glass House".