Canada advances to women’s hockey title game



BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Caroline Ouellette and Laura Fortino scored in the first period and Canada beat Finland 5-1 on Friday to advance to the title game in Women’s World Hockey Championships.

Canada, seeking its 10th title and first since 2007, will face the United States-Switzerland winner Saturday in the championship game.

Meghan Agosta scored early in the second period to push the Canadians’ lead to 3-0. Karoliina Rantamaki had a power-play goal for Finland midway through the second, and Marie-Philip Poulin and Courtney Birchard scored in the third period. Shannon Szabados made 14 saves for Canada, and Noora Raty stopped 38 shots for Finland.