Hamilton's Laura Fortino, Team Canada take on U.S. in hockey battle
The Canadian and American women's hockey team members don't seem to like each other very much. Watch live starting at 7:30 am. Keep an eye on Hamilton's Laura Fortino on defence for team Canada.
“As far as the rivalry, there is no love lost,” said Canadian veteran forward Hayley Wickenheiser. “There is a lot of (2013 World Championship) redemption in all of us.”
The game is widely seen as a preview of the Olympic final. The Americans have beaten Canada four times in a row in games leading up to Sochi 2014.
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Fortino will participate in her first Olympic games. She'll get a chance to play with Hayley Wickenheiser, who will be in her fifth Winter Olympic Games.
Former Florida Panthers coach Kevin Dineen leads team Canada behind the bench. He has never beaten the Americans.
Fortino played for the Bishop Tonnos Titans in Hamilton high school hockey competition. After that she completed a successful hockey career at Cornell University in the United States. She graduated with nutritional sciences and was names a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top female player in NCAA hockey.
Fortino was also a part of the 2012 World Champion Canadian team as well as the 2013 World Silver Medallists.
The Canadian women are shooting for their fourth straight Olympic gold medal.