26 Feb 2010

Canadian women win ice hockey gold

7:22 pm on 26 February 2010

The Canada women's ice hockey team has beaten the United States 2-nil in Vancouver to claim a third-straight Olympic title.

Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin scored both goals in the first period of the match and a strong defensive effort throughout the match secured the gold medal for the hosts.

The men's team will need to beat Slovakia tomorrow to make next week's final and keep Canada's double gold medal hopes alive.