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Junior Sabres alumni bring home gold

Caroline Ouellette scored her second goal of the game 1:50 into overtime to give Canada a 5-4 win over the U.S. April 14 in the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship.

It was the country’s first world title since 2007 in Winnipeg. The U.S. beat Canada in three straight finals after that.

Former Stoney Creek Junior Sabres Laura Fortino and Brianne Jenner, who both now play for Cornell University were both on the team. Defenceman Fortino earned two goals and two assists and was named to the tournament all-star team. Jenner, a forward, netted one assist.

In the gold-medal game, Canadian captain Hayley Wickenheiser scored short-handed in the first period. Alternate captains Ouellette and Jayna Hefford also scored.

Two-time Olympian Meghan Agosta scored a power-play goal late in the third period to send it into extra time. She also had a pair of assists.

Goaltender Shannon Szabados made 40 saves in the victory.

The Americans fought back from a 3-1 deficit in the second period with three unanswered power-play goals.

The U.S. and Canada have met in the final of all 14 world championships starting with the first one in Ottawa in 1990.
Switzerland beat Finland 6-2 for the bronze medal.

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