Kessler Records Shutout, Guides Canada to Gold Medal at MLP Cup

Pictured: Christina Kessler earned her fourth career shutout for Canada's Under-22 Team, tying the national record.
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RAVENSBURG, Germany -- Harvard senior goaltender Christina Kessler stopped 15 shots to earn the shutout in a 9-0 win for Canada's National Women's Under-22 Team over Switzerland in the gold medal game of the 2010 MLP Cup. 

Kessler, who had one shutout during this year's tournament, now has four clean sheets during her career with Canada's Under-22 Team, tying Laura Hosier for the most all-time.  In Friday's semifinal game against Sweden, Kessler turned aside 21 shots, helping Canada defeat the Swedes, 4-3, in overtime.

Kessler, a native of Oakville, Ont., helped Team Canada win the silver medal at the 2009 MLP Cup after recording two shutouts and making 35 saves in two games. She also competed for Canada's Under-22 Team that defeated Team USA in a three-game series in August 2008.  She will now rejoin the Harvard women's hockey team, who will host No. 7 Cornell and Colgate in home games at Bright Hockey Center Jan. 15-16.