Golden night for Canadian women

Women's hockey team defeats U.S. 2-0

Whew—the kids came out to play tonight. We just saw the torch handed from well-known veterans (some of whom are expected to retire after the Olympics) to the youngsters on the Canadian squad.

As expected, 23-year-old goalie, Shannon Szabados got the nod to backstop tonight; head coach Mel Davidson chose her youngest goalie ahead of long-time veterans Kim St-Pierre and Charline Labonte. Both of Canada’s goals came from 18-year-old phenom, Marie-Philip Poulin; the assist on Poulin’s second goal came from 23-year-old Meghan Agosta, who some analysts have begun calling the new face of the women’s game.

All three were named to the tournament all-star team. Szabados was also named the tournament’s top goaltender. Agosta was named tournament MVP. No other Canadians were named to the squad.

More to come