The People's Republic of China roars into the bronze medal game of the women’s ice hockey tournament having previously crushed Team GB 12-0, before running into the Russian buzzsaw in the semifinals. Now, with the bronze medal matchup against the perennial hockey powerhouse Team USA, can China regroup and take an unexpected medal home from the Almaty ice hockey arena?
They were close two years ago, losing 1-3 to Japan. Is this the year for China to a breakthrough in the sport on the international stage. The USA Team, meanwhile, looks for its first women’s medal in ice hockey since claiming bronze at the Trentino 2013 Winter Universiade.