April 2, 2013
Junior Marie-Philip Poulin and former Terriers Jenn Wakefield ('12) and Catherine Ward ('11) will each skate for Team Canada at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship that begins on April 2 in Ottawa, Ont.
The trio was part of the Canadian squad that claimed gold at the 2012 World Championship last April in Burlington, Vt. Ward and Wakefield were instrumental in Canada's 3-2 shootout victory over the United States on Tuesday night in the opener for both squads. Ward tied the game with 1:47 remaining in regulation before Wakefield notched the decisive goal in the shootout to complete the comeback.
Poulin, Wakefield and Ward completed a BU hat trick on Saturday in an exhibition game against Sweden, as they were each responsible for one of the final three goals of the game in Canada's 8-0 win. In addition to her third-period goal, Ward added two assists while Poulin, who tallied three goals and four assists during the 2012 tournament, also had a helper on Saturday.
This will be the fourth World Championship appearance for both Poulin and Ward, and the third for Wakefield. All three skaters won silver in 2011 while Poulin and Ward also claimed silver in 2009 and were gold medalists at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Poulin joins Canada after her exceptional junior season with the Terriers concluded with the program's second NCAA title game appearance in the last three seasons. She led the team with a career-high 55 points (19g, 36a) and had four points (2g, 2a), including a goal and an assist in the national championship game, at the Frozen Four.
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