US beats Sweden, cruises into 4 Nations Cup title game

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — Sydney Brodt, Melissa Samoskevich and Hannah Brandt scored in the first period and the U.S. women’s hockey team beat Sweden 5-1 on Friday to cruise into the Four Nations Cup title game.

The United States will face the Canada-Finland winner in the championship game Saturday night. The U.S. finished the preliminary round 3-0, opening with a 5-1 victory over Finland on Tuesday and beating Canada 2-1 on Wednesday night on Brodt’s late goal.

Brianna Decker and Dani Cameranesi also scored for the Americans, and Emma Polusny made 19 saves. The U.S. is seeking its fourth straight title in the event.

Sabina Kuller scored for Sweden.

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