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U.S. Women's National Team Defeats Canada to Win 2009 Hockey Canada Cup

U.S. Women's National Team Defeats Canada to Win 2009 Hockey Canada Cup

Photo of Caitlin Cahow courtesy USA Hockey.

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Caitlin Cahow '07-08 led all tournament defensemen with five points on a goal and two assists to help the U.S. Women's National Team win the 2009 Hockey Canada Cup.  The U.S. Squad, which also included former Harvard standouts Angela Ruggeiro '02-04 and Julie Chu '06-07, defeated Team Canada, 2-1, in the championship game held at GM Place.

Chu and Cahow each assisted on Team USA's game-winning goal at 1:18 of the third period in the final.  The Americans concluded the tournament, which served as a test for the upcoming 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, with a 4-0-0-1 record.

Jennifer Botterill '02-03 and Sarah Vaillancourt '08-09 were members of the Canadian squad, which finished second.

The 2009-10 U.S. Women's National Team will be centralized in Blaine, Minn., starting on Sept. 14 and will take part in the Qwest Tour, a 10-game, nine-city domestic tour that begins on Sept. 25 in St. Paul, Minn., and concludes just prior to the 2010 Olympics.

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

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