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.