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Beijing (China)/CMEDIA: In her first Olympics, the 21-year-old Georgetown, Ont., native, Canada Sarah Fillier is quickly proving she truly belongs to the Canadian women’s hockey team when she stormed past Finland with an 11-1 victory on Saturday at the Wukesong Sports Centre in Beijing.
Canada improved to 2-0 with the win, while Finland fell to 0-2.
For the second straight game, Fillier got the scoring started for the Canadians as part of a two-goal performance.
Fillier struck 64 seconds into Canada’s 12-1 win over Switzerland two days ago.
Ahead of the Olympic women’s hockey tournament, Finland was expected to test Canada in a meeting with defending champion United States. But Canada’s relentless speed and pressure produced an 11-1 win for the Canadians on Saturday in Beijing.
On Monday Canada meets Russia and on Tuesday with the United States to cap the preliminary round.
The Canadians showed no signs of fatigue following Friday night’s opening ceremonies.