Canadian women take on Swiss
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.
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.