• Kyodo


Japan’s bid for a maiden ice hockey medal at the Beijing Winter Games came crashing to an end Saturday with a 7-1 women’s quarterfinal loss to world No. 2 Finland.

Goaltender Nana Fujimoto did her best to keep Japan in the game with 35 saves, but the world No. 6 side could not contain a fast and physical Finnish outfit led by forward Petra Nieminen, who had a hat trick and two assists.

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