February 21, 2018 10:31 am
Updated: February 21, 2018 10:46 am

Canada defeats Finland 1-0, on to men’s Olympic hockey semifinals

Linden Vey (L) of Canada gets blocked against Petri Kontiola (C) of Finland during the men's play-offs Quarterfinals match between Canada and Finland inside the Gangneung Hockey Centre at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea, 21 February 2018.

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Canada defeated Finland in the quarterfinal of men’s hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics and will move on to the semifinals.

The game was scoreless in the first two periods. Canada’s Maxim Noreau scored early in the third, the only goal of the game.

Goaltender Ben Scrivens left the game with an injury. He was hurt in the second period when an Eric O’Dell check sent a Finnish player crashing into Scrivens.

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The Canadian goaltender appeared to skate off the injury and briefly remained in the game, but came out at the next stoppage in play in favour of Kevin Poulin at 4:17 of the period.

Hockey Canada said in a statement that Scrivens suffered an “upper-body injury.”

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Scrivens has carried the bulk of Canada’s load in goal at the Pyeongchang Games, but Poulin played in Canada’s 4-0 win over South Korea on Sunday.

Canada will face Germany in their semifinal game on Feb. 23. Germany beat Sweden in overtime to earn their berth.

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No players from the NHL are playing at the Olympics, though there are many former NHL players at Pyeongchang.

–with files from the Canadian Press

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