The United States has won 4-2 against Canada in ice hockey, marking the US men's team's first Olympic ice hockey win against Canada in 12 years.
The rival teams squared off in pool play Saturday.
The US next faces Germany on Sunday having won both its preliminary matches so far. After that, the top-ranked teams in the competition will progress to the play-offs in pursuit of medals.
The background: On December 22, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced that league players would not participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics.
At the time of the announcement, the regular-season schedule had been disrupted by increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases and postponed games.
With a revised regular-season schedule, it’s expected that the 82-game season schedule will be completed as usual.