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Canadian women take on Swiss

Two days after thumping Slovakia 18-0, the Canadian women's hockey team is poised continue its Olympic dominance Monday at 5:30 p.m. PT against Switzerland at UBC.

Switzerland has Canadian connection in Lucrece Nussbaum

Two days after thumping Slovakia 18-0, the Canadian women's hockey team is poised to continue its Olympic dominance Monday against Switzerland.

The puck drops at 5:30 p.m. PT at UBC Thunderbird Arena.

In many sporting matchups, it's risky to declare a team's supremacy before the opening whistle.

But here, though the lashing may not be as harsh as in Saturday's game, it's likely a safe move.

Switzerland will be stronger than the Slovaks, a team making its first Olympic appearance, but will be no match for the Canadian powerhouse.

Canadian connection

The fifth-ranked Swiss lost Saturday's game to the fourth-ranked Swedes 3-0.

Switzerland came seventh at last year's world championships, and was also seventh at the 2006 Torino Games.

This year, with Lucrece Nussbaum in the Swiss lineup, the team features a Canadian connection.

Nussbaum, 23, plays for the St. Thomas Tommies, a CIS team in Fredericton, N.B.

Also facing off Monday night are Sweden and Slovakia at 7 p.m. PT at UBC.