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Marie-Philip Poulin leads Canada on a fifth gold mission

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As the Canadian women’s Olympic Hockey team advance out of the round robins, let’s shine a spotlight on the new captain of the Olympic team. She’s filling the shoes of veteran Hayley Wickenheiser, who has earned four golds and one silver at the Olympic Games.

via Team Canada Olympics

Clearly, Marie-Philip Poulin has her work cut out for her as captain.

Poulin’s first debut wearing the red and white jersey was in 2015 at the World Championships, and she hasn’t slowed down since.

This Quebec native has been on two gold-winning teams, so she is no stranger to victory. In the 2014 Sochi Games, Poulin was the leading scorer, capturing three goals and two assists. Two of the goals solidified an overtime tie, followed by the game winning goal.

In the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, Poulin was the youngest member of the team at the age of 18. She asserted herself by scoring five goals and providing two assists. Two of these goals were in the tournament winning final.

Now, at the 2018 Olympic Games, Poulin has earned her spot as a leader on the team. The Boston University alumni is ready to help her team in earning a fifth consecutive Olympic Gold medal.

Photo by Kevin Light

Poulin is the fifth women’s Olympic Hockey Captain in history as the women’s side was only added in 1998. Previous captains have been Caroline Ouellette (2014), Hayley Wickenheiser (2010), Cassie Campbell (2006, 2002) and Stacey Wilson (1998).

 

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Rachel Francois
Runner, writer, yogi, coffee enthusiast and Olympic writer for Victoria Buzz.

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