Canada Takes the Gold in Women's Hockey

The Canadians edge out the U.S. women's team, in a contest that featured Harvard alumnae on both sides.

The Canadian team bested the Americans, 2-0, in the February 25 match for Olympic gold in women's ice hockey. The teams, which both include Harvard alumnae, were undefeated leading up to the game; the U.S. team went home with silver.

Canada scored two goals in the first period; from then on, the score stayed unchanged. The result: a complete shutout for the Americans.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored both goals for the Canadian team, the first with an assist from teammate Jennifer Botterill ’02.

The New York Times has a detailed synopsis of the game. The article quotes American defender Angela Ruggiero ’02, who the same day was elected to the International Olympic Committee Athletes' Commission. Ruggiero was one of four athletes from the 2010 winter games elected for an eight-year term on the commission, which "serves as a consultative body and is the link between active athletes and the IOC," according to the announcement from the International Ice Hockey Federation.

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