FÜSSEN, Germany – For the 10th time in 13 years, Canada’s National Women’s Development Team has won the gold medal at the Nations Cup, blanking Sweden 4-0 in Tuesday’s gold medal game at BLZ Arena.
Canada finished the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record against senior women’s teams, beating Finland (4-1) and Russia (5-1) in the preliminary round to book its spot in the gold medal game.
On Tuesday, Victoria Bach (Milton, Ont./Boston University, HE) and Louise Warren (Pembroke, Ont./Calgary, CWHL) had a goal and an assist each, with Rebecca Kohler (St. Thomas, Ont./University of North Dakota, WCHA) and Krisytn Capizzano (Oakville, Ont./Boston College, HE) supplying the other Canadian goals.
Ann-Renée Desbiens (La Malbaie, Que./University of Wisconsin, WCHA) earned the shutout, making 10 saves.
Canada’s National Women’s Development Team will fly home Wednesday, with all players and staff returning to their club teams throughout North America.
The Nations Cup, formerly known as the Air Canada Cup, MLP Cup and Meco Cup, brought together Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and teams from Finland, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland for a four-day international tournament.
Canada is now a 10-time gold medallist at the tournament, winning gold in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2015. It was silver medallist at the 2009 MLP Cup, and won the bronze medal at the 2012 Meco Cup.
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