Team Canada Setting New Olympic Records


Charles-Etienne Simard, Journalist

Canada’s women hockey team broke an impressive amount of 3 records at the 2022 Beijing Olympics Games.


On February 16, the team won the gold medal against their biggest rivals, the Americans. The final score was 3-2 for Canada and it was the fifth gold medal won by the women’s team in the Olympics since its appearance in 1998.


During the tournament, Sarah Nurse collected 18 points in 7 games, setting a new Olympic record. She scored 5 goals and collected 13 assists. ”The first, but definitely not the last, Sarah Nurse is the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in hockey” said CBC Olympics on their Twitter.


Their captain Marie-Philip Poulin also made history as she is the first hockey athlete to score a goal during 4 different gold medal games. She scored 6 goals in total during final games including 3 winning goals. She plays incredibly well when it counts and is the leader of this amazing team.


Team Canada also beat their own record of 48 goals in one tournament by scoring 57 this year. They scored an average of 8.14 goals per game and even had three games with a more than 10 goals difference.