Result: USA cruise into ice hockey final

Head coach Katey Stone of the United States talks to her team on the bench during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary Round Group A Game against Finland on day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 8, 2014
© Getty Images
Team USA's women's team are into the ice hockey final after beating Sweden 6-1.

The United States have cruised into the final of the women's ice hockey tournament, courtesy of a 6-1 victory over Sweden.

Alex Carpenter and Kacey Bellamy found the net just 66 seconds apart in the opening period to put the United States on course for a comfortable victory.

Amanda Kessel, Megan Bozek, Brianna Decker and Monique Lamoureaux all added to the American tally, while Sweden took until just short of the 14-minute mark to register their first shot on goal.

USA have now defeated Sweden 12 times in the last 13 meetings between the two in major international matches.