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Our women’s hockey team know how to make the country proud.  After a 5-0 victory over the Olympic Athlete’s of Russia this week, the Canadian women’s hockey team has earned their ticket to the gold medal game once again.

Outshooting their opponents 47-14 on Monday, Canada saw goals from Marie-Philip Poulin, Emily Clark, Rebecca Johnston, and two from Jennifer Wakefield.  Shannon Szabodas picked up the shutout to take Canada back to the final game.

Canada has been part of every gold medal game since women’s hockey was incorporated into the Winter Olympics in 1998.  They will face off against long-standing rivals, team USA for a fifth time in the finals.  Canada’s record in the gold medal match is just as impressive going 4 and 1, losing only to team USA in Nagano in 1998.

The American team has been trying to get into the heads of the Canadian team.  After Canada defeated them in a round robin match last week, team USA said that they had the better of them overall.

Our women’s team is still confident they will bring home a fifth consecutive gold.  Canada’s Meghan Agosta had this to say about the final game, “it comes down to one game; we will be ready for whatever it takes.”