Swiss hockey player UMaine will face Finland for Olympic bronze

Rahel Enzler, a sophomore women’s ice hockey winger at the University of Maine, and her Swiss team will face Finland for the bronze medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Canada beat Switzerland 10-3 in its semi-final on Monday while the United States beat Finland 4-1 in the other semi-final to earn another gold medal match against the Canadians on Thursday .

The bronze medal game is on Wednesday.

The Swiss beat the Finns 3-2 in a Group A round robin game earlier despite being outshot 40-24.

Enzler had no goals or assists in the loss to Canada. She saw 10 minutes and 15 seconds of playing time and was under-three in the plus-under category.

Players receive plus-one if they are on the ice when their team scores an even-strength or shorthanded goal and minus-one if the opponent scores.

She will seek her first point in the tournament against the Finns. She played in all six matches.

The Swiss’ leading scorer is Alina Muller, Enzler’s rival for Northeastern University’s Hockey East.

Muller is the tournament’s seventh-leading scorer with four goals and six assists for 10 points in six games.

Both are expected to return to their college teams after the Olympics.

Meanwhile, former UMaine men’s hockey player Adrian Holesinsky and his Slovak team will face Germany in their preliminary round match in the knockout stage on Tuesday.

Holesinsky played in the first two round robin games of the tournament, a 6-2 loss to Finland and a 4-1 loss to Sweden, but sat out the 5-2 win over Sweden. Latvia.

He saw 15:51 of ice time against the Finns and 11:10 against the Swedes.

He hasn’t scratched the game sheet yet and has a shot on goal while being at 2 under.

The winner of the Slovakia-Germany match will meet the United States in the quarter-finals.

The United States beat Germany 3-2 on Monday.

Catherine J. Martinez