March 26, 2015
MALMÖ, Sweden - Marie-Philip Poulin of the Boston University women's ice hockey team has been named captain of the Canadian National Team that will compete at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship, as announced on Thursday by Hockey Canada.
Poulin, who served as the Terriers' captain this past season as well as during the 2012-13 campaign, will appear in her fifth IIHF Women's World Championship; she won gold in 2012, and earned silver in 2009, 2011 and 2013. She has won two Olympic gold medals, scoring the winning goal in both 2010 and 2014.
One of three finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award, Poulin enjoyed an outstanding senior season at BU. She finished the year with 54 points on 27 goals and 27 assists and was the program's first-ever First-Team All-American. Poulin ranked fifth in the country in both goals and points while also ranking fourth in points per game (1.69).
Two other Terriers will join Poulin on the roster in Malmö, as 2014 gold medalists Jenn Wakefield ('12) and Tara Watchorn ('12) will also skate for Team Canada. Wakefield and Watchorn last competed for Canada at the 2014 Four Nations Cup while Poulin last skated for Canada in Sochi.
Canada begins its tournament when it faces the United States on Saturday in Malmö, with puck drop scheduled for 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT. Canada will also face Russia on March 29 and Finland on March 31 in preliminary round play. The quarterfinals are set for April 1 and the semifinals are April 3, with the bronze-medal game and gold-medal game on April 4.