Canada overtakes U.S. to capture gold in women’s hockey

Canada defeated the United States 2-0 to win their third-straight women’s hockey gold medal at the Olympics.


Marie-Philip Poulin scored two goals and Shannon Szabados made 28 saves Thursday before a raucous crowd ringing cowbells and waving thousands of maple leaf flags.

After Poulin’s two first-period scores, the Canadians dominated every aspect of the biggest game in this young sport, earning their 15th straight Olympic victory.

Playing with a consistency and passion its men’s team would do well to emulate this weekend, Canada remained unbeaten at the Olympics since 1998, when the Americans won the first women’s gold.

The Canadians kept nearly the entire game in the Americans’ end — outpassing, outshooting and simply outworking the only team in women’s hockey with a chance of standing up to them.

I didn’t even know the U.S. team made it to the gold-medal game. I guess the win would have been nice since chances are dwindling.

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