Peace Country Canadians golden at Winter World Masters Games

The Peace Country Canadians won women's hockey gold at the 2020 Winter World Masters Games in Austria on Sunday.

The Canadians, made up of a contingent of athletes from the Peace region, won gold with a 5-2 win over EC Icemice Telfs – Tiroler Madln (IMT).

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The Canadians found themselves trailing 1-0 after the first, but bounced back in the second with goals from Becky Zimmerman and Stacy Cosgrove. IMT added a second to end the period tied 2-2.

The Canadians scored three answered goals in the third, with Laurie Webb notching the game winner. Zimmerman and Cosgrove added a second goal each on the way to winning gold.

IMT took the silver medal, and the Ice Karoos won bronze with a win over Red Angels Innsbruck.

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The Peace Country Canadians won gold in women’s hockey at the 2020 Winter World Masters Games in Austria on Jan. 12, 2020. The Canadians won 5-2 over EC Icemice Telfs – Tiroler Madln. - Winter World Masters Games

The Canadians dominated all facets of the tournament over the weekend, finishing first in the round robin with three wins and zero losses, and amassing 29 goals with just two against.

The Canadians dispatched Red Angels Innsbruck with ease in the semi-finals, cruising to a 14-0 victory before winning gold in the final.

Zimmerman was the team and tournament's points leader with 18 (seven goals, 11 assists); Cosgrove was the top scorer with nine goals, and added six assists.

The medal-winning team was rounded out by Dawn Rain, Dawn Bird, Nicole Nobert, Becky Tetreault, Jodie Atkinson, Ann Sawyer, Melissa Sorensen, Cindy Potter, Michelle LeMoignan, and Laurie Webb.

The Winter World Masters Games take place every four years for athletes 30 years or older, and run until Jan. 19, 2020, in Innsbruck, Austria.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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