The past few weeks have been pretty chaotic. Many Canadians are wondering what is happening to our country. But last night, the Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team brought some order back to the world.
The Canadian women beat the US 3-2 on Thursday in Beijing. It’s the first time they’ve won Olympic gold since 2014. Canada once again stands on top of the Olympic women’s hockey podium, right where they belong.
Captain Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice, including the game-winning goal. It was the third time Poulin has scored the game-winning goal in an Olympic game.
Poulin told the CBC that the victory is “redemption” for Canada. We lost in a shootout to the Americans in the last Olympic final. That was the first time the Canadians didn’t come home with gold in 20 years.
The Canadian women dominated in Beijing, outscoring their opposition 58-10.
It’s the fifth time Canada has won women’s hockey gold.
Back home, Canadians across the country celebrated the victory. There’s hope the gold medal is a sign. Maybe the rocky road we’ve been on is getting smoothed out.