Canada wins gold in Womens Hockey

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Canada wins gold in Womens Hockey

The Canadian women’s hockey team has done it again.

The women beat the U.S. 3-2 in overtime to win their fourth straight Olympic gold medal.

Canada was down 2-0 late in the third period but mounted a comeback.

Brianne Jenner scored Canada’s first goal with 3:26 remaining to make it 2-1 and then Marie-Philip Poulin scored the tying goal with just 55 seconds to go in regulation.

In overtime, it was Marie-Philip Poulin again scoring the winner.

Hamilton native Laura Fortino picked up an assist on the game winner.

It is Canada’s fourth straight Olympic women’s hockey gold medal.

Hayley Wickenheiser, Caroline Ouellette and Jayna Hefford also became the first Canadian Olympians, in either the Winter or Summer Games, to win four gold medals.

And they join Soviet biathlete Alexander Tikhonov and German speedskater Claudia Pechstein as the only Winter Olympic athletes to win four straight golds.

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