Hamilton’s Sarah Nurse sets Olympic records in Canada’s gold medal hockey win over United States in Beijing

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Published February 17, 2022 at 12:01 pm

Hamilton's Sarah Nurse helped Canada reclaim Olympic women's hockey gold in her team's 3-2 win over the United States. (Hockey Canada photo)

Hamilton’s Sarah Nurse helped Canada reclaim Olympic women’s hockey gold.

The former Stoney Creek Jr. Sabres star scored a goal, added a helper, and finished with a team-leading plus-three in Canada’s 3-2 win over the United States in Beijing Thursday (Feb. 17).

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Nurse set a new record for most points (18) and most assists (13) in a single women’s Olympics.

Meanwhile, Marie-Philip Poulin led Canada with two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist in the gold-medal game.

The Canadian captain scored in a fourth straight Olympic final. She has a combined seven goals in those games.

“It’s just so good. It’s a great feeling,” Poulin said. “It was one hell of an effort.”

Goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens made 38 saves for the victory.

 

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The win was especially sweet for Canada’s 13 returning players who felt heartbreak in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018, losing 3-2 to the U.S. in a shootout.

“This is redemption,” Poulin said.

The players rewrote the Olympic hockey record book in multiple categories in Beijing, starting with 57 tournament goals surpassing the 44 of their 2010 predecessors.

 

–with files from The Canadian Press

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