University of Maine women’s sophomore ice hockey winger Rahel Enzler and her Swiss team will face Finland for the bronze medal at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Canada beat Switzerland 10-3 in its semifinal on Monday while the United States topped Finland 4-1 in the other semifinal to earn another gold medal game against the Canadians on Thursday.
The bronze medal game will be held on Wednesday.
The Swiss beat the Finns 3-2 in a Group A round robin game earlier despite being outshot 40-24.
Enzler didn’t pick up a goal or an assist in the loss to Canada. She saw 10 minutes and 15 seconds of playing time and was minus-three in the plus-minus category.
Players receive a plus-one if they are on the ice when their team scores an even-strength or shorthanded goal and a minus-one if the opponent scores.
She will be seeking her first point in the tournament against the Finns. She has played in all six games.
The leading scorer for the Swiss is Alina Muller, Enzler’s Hockey East rival from Northeastern University.
Muller is the seventh leading scorer in the tournament 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 Slovakian team will take on Germany in their preliminary round game in the knockout stage on Tuesday.
Holesinsky played in the first two round robin games in the tournament, a 6-2 loss to Finland and 4-1 loss to Sweden, but didn’t play in the 5-2 victory over Latvia.
He saw 15:51 of ice time against the Finns and 11:10 versus the Swedes.
He has yet to dent the scoresheet and has one shot on goal while being minus-2.
The winner of the Slovakia-Germany game will meet the United States in the quarterfinals.
The U.S. beat Germany 3-2 on Monday.