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Thursday, February 25, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Canada blanks U.S. to win gold in women's hockey

The Canadian women have done what the men could not. They easily beat Team USA in hockey action tonight in the Gold Medal Game in Vancouver.

The win marks the 3rd straight time that Team Canada has taken the Gold Medal in women's hockey.

The Canadian women's hockey team skated up to the top step of the Olympic podium once again.

The Canadians won their third consecutive gold medal at the Olympics with an efficient 2-0 victory against the rival United States on Thursday.

Teenage whiz Marie-Philip Poulin scored two first-period goals and that was enough because netminder Shannon Szabados shut the door on the Americans with a wonderful 28-save performance.

The 23-year-old Szabados is the same goalie who, earlier in her career, made headlines playing with the boys in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and later one game with the Tri-City Americans of the WHL. She also played minor hockey growing up in Edmonton with Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf. (....continue reading....)

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