Unveiling the jersey: women strike gold at home

Official Canadian Olympic Team Website | Team Canada | 2016 Olympic Games

On October 8, Hockey Canada will unveil the jerseys to be worn in Sochi by Canadian women’s and men’s national hockey teams at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Leading up to the day, Olympic.ca will revisit the five gold medals won by Canada at the Winter Games and the jerseys worn en route to each gold medal performance. 

See also: 2002 women | 2002 men | 2006 women | 2010 men

The Game

Canada’s home Games in Vancouver demanded nothing short of gold and the women met those lofty expectation by beating the United States 2-0 in the final.  A string of devastating performances saw Canada outscore its opponents 46-2 before meeting the Americans.

The U.S. avenged its Turin 2006 semifinal loss by dismantling Sweden (think broken furniture from a certain big box store) 9-1 in an attempt to send Canada a clear message that gold wasn’t guaranteed on home…

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