Canada wins gold at Mile One

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Published on November 15, 2010

Members of Team Canada pose for a photo after winning the 4 Nations Cup Saturday night.

Published on November 15, 2010

Rebecca Johnston scores her second goal of the game — this one the winner in overtime. Canada won 3-2.

Published on November 15, 2010

Canadian teammates Marie-Philip Poulin (left), Haley Irwin and Tessa Bonhomme (right) celebrate their overtime win against the U.S.A. for the gold medal at the 4 Nations Cup Saturday.

Published on November 15, 2010

Members of Team Canada celebrate their 3-2 overtime victory Saturday night after winning the 2010 4 Nations Cup at Mile One Centre.

Published on November 15, 2010

Team Canada fans wave their flags before the start of the gold medal game of the 4 Nations Cup Saturday night.

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Team Canada’s Rebecca Johnston (6) tries to get away a point blank shot on Team Finland goaltender Anna Vanhatalo in 4 Nations action Friday night at Mile One Centre. Vanhatalo made the save.

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Team USA’s Caitlin Cahow (left) and Team Canada’s Meghan Agosta battle for a flying puck in Game 1 of the 4 Nations Cup in St. John’s Nov. 9.

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Eleven-month-old Evan Hancock protects his ears from the loud and boisterous crowd at the 4 Nations Cup gold medal game Saturday night.

Published on November 15, 2010

Rebecca Johnston of Canada celebrates her first-period goal against the United States with teammate Haley Irwin during the final of the 4 Nations Cup women's hockey tournament Saturday night at Mile One Centre. Looking on are Americans Jenny Potter (12) and Kacey Bellamy (22).

A sellout Mile One Centre crowd of close to 6,300 burst into wild applause Saturday night when Rebecca Johnston’s goal in overtime gave Canada a 3-2 win over the United States and the 4 Nations Cup women’s hockey championship in St. John’s.

Johnston, from Sudbury, Ont., and the granddaughter of a Newfoundlander born and raised at the Cape Race lighthouse, had Meaghan Mikkelson’s shot bounce off her leg, past a surprised U.S. goalie Molly Schaus for the win.

The game was a rematch of last year’s Olympic gold-medal game in Vancouver, which Canada won 2-0. Canada’s roster included 13 players who played in Vancouver, while the U.S. had 12 players from the silver-medal squad.

Johnston had two goals in the game, while Mikkelson also scored. Julie Chu and Kendall Coyle replied for the Americans.

The 4 Nations Cup, which also included Finland, who won bronze, and Sweden, was well received in St. John’s and Clarenville, which staged a pair of games.

A total of 29,218 fans took in the eight games over five days, besting the 24,408 who watched the 2002

4 Nations event in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont.

The 4 Nations was the second of three Hockey Canada events plan-ned for Newfoundland this season, as Hockey Newfoundland and Lab-rador celebrates its 75th anniversary.

The national junior team held its summer evaluation camp at Mile One in August, and the Telus Cup national midget tournament is slated to be held in St. John’s this spring April 18-24.

Organizations: Ont.The 4 Nations, Hockey Newfoundland and Lab, Telus

Geographic location: Canada, United States, Vancouver Sudbury Cape Race Finland Sweden Clarenville Kitchener-Waterloo Newfoundland

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  • Len
    November 15, 2010 - 17:52

    Great to see the women's team win the tourney but why are we having politicians awarding medals to the winner's, don't we have important hockey people to do that. What's the environment minister got to do with sports?