Women's Ice Hockey is underway at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Japan and Sweden met in a preliminary round play and Sweden came out on top in a 2-1 victory. Switzerland shut out Korea (8-0) in their preliminary round and beat Japan (3-1) Monday, February 12th. Sweden shut out Korea (8-0).
The United States and Finland met in their first prelliminary betting odds round and the United States was the victor (3-1). USA also beat Olympic Athletes from Russia (5-0) Canada won over the Olympic Athletes from Russia (5-0) and then Finland (4-1). The Vegas odds makers list USA Women as the betting favorite for the gold at -130, followed by the Canadian Women for Silver at +350 and Sweden Women for Bronze at +400. In Socchi 2014, Canada won the gold and USA won the Silver.
The odds makers favorite USA and Canada are entered into the Semi-finals. Meanwhile, OAR and Switzerland will face off and Finland and Sweden will matchup on Saturday, February 17th in a playoff quarterfinal game. The winner of OAR and SUI will face Canada on Monday, Febraury 19th in the semi-finals. The victor of FIN versus SWE will play against the USA, also in a semi-final matchup the same day. The Korea and Japan teams are schedule for semi-finals matchups with placement 5-8 teams. The first medal matchup on the ice of the Kwandong Hockey Centre will be on Wednesday, February 21st for the Bronze Medal.
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