‘Golden once again’: Sports world reacts as Canadian women take back gold

Team Canada celebrates after defeating the United States in women's hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Ryan Remiorz/CP)

After four long years as reigning Olympic silver medallists, Canada has snatched back the gold medal in women’s hockey from the arch-rival United States.

Canada dominated the tournament from start to finish, outscoring its opponents 57-10. And when it came time to perform in the gold medal game, the stars stepped up.

Sarah Nurse scored for her record-breaking 18th point of the tournament, Anne-Renée Desbiens had a très bien performance between the pipes and, of course, Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice in a gold medal game — with one of them serving as the game-winner.

All of it just six months after the Canadian women’s soccer team won gold at the Tokyo Games.

The game may have wrapped up around 1:30 a.m. ET, but judging by the activity on Twitter you might’ve said it was prime time.

From new Canucks assistant general manager Emilie Castonguay to soccer legend Christian Sinclair, people across the country tuned in to witness history. Here’s some of the best reaction:

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