Hockey Night in Sochi

(Photo courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee) The Canadian women’s hockey team faced off against their U.S. counterparts last night.

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(Photo courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee)

The Canadian women’s hockey team faced off against their U.S. counterparts last night. You know you’re in for a battle whenever these two rivals meet up, and this game was no exception. The Shayba Arena was filled with Canuck fans cheering on our countrywomen. And did they ever deliver!

The Canadian players fought hard, but failed to score in the first two periods. The U.S. team, meanwhile, was up by one goal. Then, a minute into the final period, P&G-sponsored athlete Meghan Agosta-Marciano scored to tie the game 1-1. Soon after, Hayley Wickenheiser fired a shot on U.S. goalie Jessie Vetter, putting Canada in the lead. With five minutes left in the game, Agosta-Marciano scored again on an amazing breakaway during which the Canadian crowd went wild. The girl was on fire!

Team Canada won the game 3-2. It was the perfect 27th birthday present for Agosta-Marciano, pictured below at Canada House celebrating with her family after the game.

(Photo courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee)

This is the fifth time in Olympic history that the Canadian and U.S. teams have competed against each other. If all goes well, they’ll meet up again for a sixth game next week.

Tonight, the Canadian men’s hockey team will play the Norwegian team at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. I’ll be at the game; follow @besthealthmag for all the on-the-ground coverage.

‘Joana Lourenço

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