Canada vs USA, Womens Hockey Results: Canada Wins Gold,USA Silver
Women's Gold Medal Hockey Game: Canada vs USA, Canada beats USA 2-0
Canada Wins Gold, USA Silver
Canada beat the United States to capture the Women's Olympic Gold Medal in Hockey. Two goals by Marie-Phillip Poulin sealed Team USA's fate Marie-Phillip Poulin, Number 29 has been billed as the female Sidney Crosby and is undoubtedly a sniper of the highest order, with a lighting quick release Marie-Phillip Poulin buried two goals behind USA goalie, Jesse Vetter. Team USA could not get the puck by Canadian goalie Shannon Szabado who picked up the shutout. Team Canada Forward Megan Agosta picked up the Olympic tournament MVP with a tournament high 9 goals.
Finland beat Sweden earlier in the day to pick up the bronze medal
Preview of Gold Medal Hockey Game
The Women's Gold Medal Hockey game features USA vs. Canada with a start time of 3:30 PM PST (7:30 PM EST) on Thursday February 25th in Vancouver.
Call it the next chapter in the ongoing, often intense, rivalry between USA and Canada. Rewind to 2002 and the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games had Team Canada beating Team USA for the Gold Medal. Now, the question what will happen on Thursday?
Both the United States and Canada had easy preliminary rounds, as the breezed through all the less talented challengers.
US and Canadian women have met in every world or Olympic final except at the Torino 2006 Olympic Games, when the Americans were upset by Sweden in a semi-final. The US women avenged that defeat Monday to book another date with their rivals.
It always comes down to one game against them," Canadian star and Olympic all-time scoring leader Hayley Wickenheiser said.
"This is what we've waited for. We look at it like unfinished business. It's going to be a great matchup.
Whether it is the World Championship which the Americans won in 2008 and 2009 or the Olympics which Canada won in 2002 and 2006 the matches between USA vs Canada are intense grudge matches and tomorrow's gold medal game will likely be no different.
This brings us around to 2010 and while the two teams have improved exponentially over the last 12 years, the essence of the rivalry is still rooted in the back alley. Six players - Ruggiero and Jenny Potter for the US; Wickenheiser, Jayna Hefford, Jennifer Botterill and Becky Kellar for Canada - have played in all four Olympics and, for all of them, this game remains their motivation for playing.
``The intensity is there,'' said Potter. ``Hate is a strong word. But there's dislike, definitely, and that's why we play this game. This brings out the best in each other.