Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Meghan Agosta-Marciano is not technically a Montrealer. However, she lives in Montreal and plays for the CWHL’s Montreal Stars. It was her birthday today and she was awesome for Canada’s women’s hockey team in their 3-2 win over the United States in their final round robin game.
Agosta-Marciano had two goals and an assist in the third period and is Canada’s leading scorer thus far in the tournament. She scored the opening goal on a beautiful feed from Hayley Wickenheiser and scored her second goal on a breakaway late in the third period.
Charline Labonte of Boisbriand made 25 of 27 saves in goal for Canada and seems to be the goaltender of choice for head coach Kevin Dineen. The numbers don’t really do it justice. She made several huge saves and was a major reason for Canada winning their battle against their bitter rivals.
The other Montrealers on Team Canada were held scoreless.
Pairs figure skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford train in St-Leonard and completed their Olympic competition after helping Canada to a silver medal in the Team Figure Skating event. They sat in fifth after their short program and struggled a little bit in their free skate, scoring 127.32 which was seventh in the free skate. They finished in seventh spot overall.
Speedskater Muncef Ouardi competed in the men’s long track 1000m race today that saw Canadian Denny Morrison win the silver medal. Ouardi, who also competed in the 500m earlier in the Olympics raced to a time of 1:11.07. He finished 32nd.
Another athlete with Montreal ties, Tomas Plekanec is the captain of the Czech Republic men’s hockey team. His team fell behind 4-0 to Sweden in a game that eventually finished 4-2. Plekanec played very well which is what Canadiens fans are used to. He picked up an assist, had two shots on goal and played over 22 minutes.