Marie-Philip Poulin named captain of Canada’s Olympic women’s hockey team

Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin captained the women's hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang. (Steven Senne/AP)

CALGARY – Marie-Philip Poulin was named captain of Canada’s Olympic women’s hockey team Monday.

The 26-year-old from Beauceville, Que., has worn the C for Canada at world championship events and Four Nations Cup the last four years.

Poulin scored both the tying and overtime winner for Canada in the 2014 Olympic women’s hockey final. She also scored both goals in a 2-0 over the U.S. in the 2010 final.

Meghan Agosta of Ruthven, Ont., Brianne Jenner of Oakville, Ont., and Jocelyne Larocque of Ste. Anne, Man., were named alternate captains.

Poulin is Canada’s fifth Olympic team captain after Caroline Ouellette (2014), Hayley Wickenheiser (2010), Cassie Campbell (2006, 2002) and Stacey Wilson (1998).

Canada’s 23-player roster includes 14 players who won gold in 2014.

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