Finland women’s hockey also wears masks against Russians

February 8, 2022 GMT
Finland goalkeeper Anni Keisala (36) is congratulated by Finland's Ronja Savolainen (88) after a win over Russian Olympic Committee during a preliminary round women's hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Finland goalkeeper Anni Keisala (36) is congratulated by Finland's Ronja Savolainen (88) after a win over Russian Olympic Committee during a preliminary round women's hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Finland goalkeeper Anni Keisala (36) is congratulated by Finland's Ronja Savolainen (88) after a win over Russian Olympic Committee during a preliminary round women's hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Finland goalkeeper Anni Keisala (36) is congratulated by Finland's Ronja Savolainen (88) after a win over Russian Olympic Committee during a preliminary round women's hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Finland goalkeeper Anni Keisala (36) is congratulated by Finland's Ronja Savolainen (88) after a win over Russian Olympic Committee during a preliminary round women's hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

BEIJING (AP) — Finland’s players wore masks in their women’s hockey game Tuesday night, becoming the second consecutive team to do so while facing the Russians.

The game Monday between the Russians and Canadians was delayed because of virus concerns. The Russian COVID-19 testing results from earlier in the day were not yet available by game time, and Russian players were testing positive before and after the team’s loss to the United States on Saturday.

The Canadians and Russians agreed to start the game in masks. The Russians took off theirs for the start of the third period, while the Canadians finished their 6-1 win with masks on.

Later, coach Evgeny Bobariko told state news agency RIA Novosti that Polina Bolgareva — who played against Canada — tested positive.

Finland beat Russia 5-0.

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