For the first time in nearly a decade, Canada has claimed gold at the women’s world championship.
Facing off against the rival Americans, who’d reeled off five straight golds heading into the 2021 tournament, Canada pushed Team USA right to the end, emerging with an overtime victory off the stick of Captain Canada, Marie-Philip Poulin.
Needless to say, the Twitterverse had plenty to say about the golden win:
— Adam Henrique (@AdamHenrique) September 1, 2021
Golden goal @pou29 Unreal Congrats to Canada Women’s national hockey team on gold
— Mathieu Joseph (@MathJoseph7) September 1, 2021
That is the true definition of a golden goal. Too bad officials missed it in the moment but unreal shot. pic.twitter.com/hBp3sGUEOW
— James Cybulski (@JamesCybulski) September 1, 2021
Marie Philip-Poulin is CLUTCH.
— Tim and Friends (@timandfriends) September 1, 2021
Someone put this image on a shirt and I’ll buy 100 … https://t.co/OasDFgnYPe
— Michelle Methot (@MichMethot) September 1, 2021
— Kailey Sibley (@kaileysibley) September 1, 2021
— ARKELLS (@arkellsmusic) September 1, 2021
What a goal by Captain Canada!!! What a comeback down 2-0. Congratulations to our Gold Medal champion Women’s Hockey team
— Craig Simpson (@hnicsimmer) September 1, 2021
— Anthony Duclair (@aduclair10) September 1, 2021
Making Canada proud!
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) September 1, 2021
That’s gold for Canada!!
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) September 1, 2021