SUNDSVALL, Sweden – Forward Marie-Philip Poulin, will captain Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 4 Nations Cup from Nov. 4-8 in Sundsvall, Sweden.
The 24-year-old from Beauceville, Que., captained Canada at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Malmö, Sweden and is a two-time Olympic gold medallist (2010, 2014). Poulin currently plays with the CWHL’s Montreal Canadiennes and previously won gold at the 4 Nations Cup in 2009 and 2010.
“It’s an honour [to be named captain], every time you come here for Team Canada and you wear that jersey, it’s a proud moment,” said Poulin. “To see the great group of girls and the talent we have, it’s quite awesome.”
The leadership team also includes Meghan Agosta (Ruthven, Ont.), Natalie Spooner (Scarborough, Ont./Toronto, CWHL) and Lauriane Rougeau (Beaconsfield, Que./Montreal, CWHL) who will serve as alternate captains.
As defending champion, Canada opens the tournament against Finland on Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET), and also faces the United States (Nov. 5) and Sweden (Nov. 7) in preliminary action. Both the bronze- and gold-medal games will be played on Nov. 8. A complete tournament schedule can be found here. Live game stats and webcasts of all games from Sundsvall and Kovland can be found here.
Since the debut of the 4 Nations Cup in 1996, Canada’s National Women’s Team has won the gold medal a total of 14 times (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014), and earned silver on five occasions (1997, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2012).
Note to media: Morgan Bell, Hockey Canada’s media relations coordinator, will be on-site at the 4 Nations Cup with Canada’s National Women’s Team. For all interview requests, please email her at [email protected].
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