Montreal Stars cheer on as Canada wins women's hockey gold

Six players from the Montreal Stars won gold with team Canada at at the Canada-U.S. gold medal women’s hockey game at the Sochi Olympics this afternoon.

7 players from Montreal Stars were part of the final women's hockey game of the Sochi Olympics

Canadian goalie Charline Labonté makes a stop against American Kelli Stack in the preliminary round in Sochi (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Six players from the Montreal Stars won gold with Team Canada at the Canada-U.S. women’s hockey game at the Sochi Olympics this afternoon.

The rest of their teammates watched from Champs sports bar in downtown Montreal as Caroline Ouellette, Charline Labonté, Meghan Agosta-Marciano, Catherine Ward, Haley Irwin and Lauriane Rougeau represented Team Canada.

A seventh Star teammate — Julie Chu — wore the stars and stripes.

The Canadian women's hockey team won its fourth gold medal in as many Olympics.

For its part, the Montreal Stars have won three of the past five Canadian Women’s Hockey League championships.

“It’s the highest level of women’s hockey in North America,” says Hélène Lapointe, the team’s spokeswoman.

“These girls are amazing hockey players. The calibre is really good,” she says, adding that 25 players in the CWHL are at the Sochi Olympics.


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