VANCOUVER, B.C. – Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team and Women’s Olympic Team have both won the Olympic gold
medal, marking the second time in three Olympics that Canada has stood atop the podium in both men’s and
On Sunday, Sidney Crosby (Cole Harbour, N.S./Pittsburgh, NHL) was the overtime hero, scoring 7:40 into the
extra frame as Canada won its second gold medal in three Olympics with a 3-2 victory over the United States
at Canada Hockey Place. Jonathan Toews (Winnipeg, Man./Chicago, NHL) and Corey Perry (Peterborough,
Ont./Anaheim, NHL) also scored for Canada, which saw the Americans tie the game in the final minute of
regulation, setting up Crosby’s heroics.
Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team also won gold at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah,
defeating the United States in that gold medal game as well. Canada’s win on Sunday made it the first host
country to win Olympic gold since the United States’ 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’ team was victorious in Lake
Toews was named the tournament’s top forward, while he and defenceman Shea Weber (Sicamous,
B.C./Nashville, NHL) earned spots on the tournament all-star team.
Last Thursday, Canada’s Women’s Olympic Team won its third-consecutive Olympic gold medal, defeating the
United States 2-0 in the gold medal game at Canada Hockey Place. Marie-Philip Poulin (Beauceville, Que.)
scored both goals for Canada in the first period, while Shannon Szabados (Edmonton, Alta.) made 28 saves for
Canada’s Women’s Olympic Team also won gold at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy, defeating
Sweden 4-1 in the gold medal game, and at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, earning gold
with a 3-2 victory over the United States in the final.
Poulin and Szabados were joined by forward Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.) on the tournament all-star team,
while Szabados took home the top goaltender award and Agosta was named top forward and tournament most
The wins by Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team and Women’s Olympic Team return Canada to top spot in the IIHF
World Ranking. The men had trailed Russia entering the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, while the women’s were in
second spot behind the United States.
Members of Canada’s Men’s Olympic Team will be returning to their respective NHL teams on Monday, March 1.
All media requests will need to be directed to the NHL teams. Members of Canada’s Women’s Olympic Team will
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