Women’s World Meeting Between U.S. and Finland Scheduled

Tonight’s game is the semifinal meeting for Team USA at the 2024 IIHF Women’s World Championship. The team enters the game after a 10-0 victory over Japan in the quarterfinals. This game will be the 25th meeting between Finland and the United States, with the U.S. holding a dominant 20-1-1-0-1 advantage over Finland. The two teams last met on April 6, with the U.S. emerging victorious with a 13-game winning streak against Finland.

In their last matchup on April 6, Kendall Coyne Schofield scored twice as the U.S. defeated Finland 5-3. The U.S. has a strong record in semifinal play at the Women’s World Championship, with a 17-1-1 (W-L-T) all-time record. They have not lost a semifinal game since 2009. The U.S. and Finland have met three times in semifinal action, with the U.S. emerging victorious each time.

Goaltender Aerin Frankel has been outstanding for Team USA, tallying three shutouts in four games. This ties the record for most shutouts in a single tournament in Women’s Worlds history and is the first time since Kim St. Pierre achieved it for Canada in 2005.

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