Terrier women lead Canada to Olympic gold
Scholarship recipient scores game-winning goal
School of Education senior Marie-Philip Poulin scored two of Canada’s three goals in their Olympic victory over the U.S. on Thursday night: one with just 54.6 seconds left in regulation time, and the other during an exciting overtime.
Boston University was proudly represented on the gold-medal team, which also included three former BU women’s ice hockey stars: Jenn Wakefield (CAS’12), Catherine Ward (GSM’11), and Tara Watchorn (SAR’12). All four players were instrumental in Canada’s undefeated run in Sochi.
Poulin is not only a star hockey play, but also an exemplary student-athlete. She received the Jill and Clifford Viner Family Scholarship—funded by BU parents Jill Viner and Clifford Viner—two seasons in a row. This is the second gold medal for Poulin, who scored both goals in Canada’s 2010 Olympic win over the U.S.
Ward joins Poulin in winning her second gold medal, while Wakefield and Watchorn became first-time gold medalists.
BU has one more representative remaining in Sochi, as former men’s hockey captain and All-American Kevin Shattenkirk (CAS’11) will skate for Team USA in the semifinals against Canada today at 12 p.m. ET.