Canada's U-18 Women's team captured gold on Monday night after holding on to a 3-2 lead over their American rivals.
Jade Iginla, who had suffered an upper-body injury earlier in the tournament against the United States, returned to the ice last Friday, June 10, to help her team beat out Slovakia in a 7-0 shutout.
However, it was the semi-final game against Finland on Sunday, June 12, where she truly made her mark on the international hockey arena stage. It would be Iginla who opened up the scoring for her team in the first period. And even though the Finnish team did even out the scoring in the second period, ultimately Canada won the semi-final 2-1.
During Monday night's final game, Canada's Alexia Aubin, Ava Murphy and Jocelyn Amos would all score a goal each, to lead their team to victory. However, even though the Canadian team scored two goals in 58 seconds, their rivals did impress as well, scoring two late-period goals in a record-tying seven seconds.
This year's tournament, originally scheduled for Sweden in January, was postponed till June.
Since 2008, Canada's U18 women's team has won six gold medals, seven silver and one bronze medal.
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