Harbin, China: A win over host China secured a gold medal for Canada, in the women’s hockey tournament at the 2009 world university games.
In front of nearly 6000 fans, Canada scored a goal in each period, to win the game 3-1. Cecil Lake’s Courtney Unruh scored the winning goal for Canada in the second period, marking a golden end to a fantastic tournament.
Unruh plays her domestic hockey for Ontario’s York University, and will head back to Toronto right after the games.
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2009 marked the first time women’s hockey was included in the winter Universiade, meaning Canada takes home the inaugural gold medal.
In men’s hockey, Canada takes on Russia in a rematch of the 2007 world Universiade final, Saturday afternoon (Friday night in Canada).