Two Lake Country skaters come home with gold medals around their necks.
Jade Iginla and Brooke Disher helped the women’s Team Canada U18 team to a 3-2 win over Team USA in the gold medal game at the U18 World Championships on Monday night ( June 13) in Madison, Wisconsin.
— Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) June 14, 2022
The win was Canada’s second gold medal at the tournament in three years. This was the 14th U18 Women’s Hockey Championship. Canada and the United States have met in the gold medal game 13 out of 14 times.
Iginla had an assist in the win on a second-period goal. She finished the tournament with one goal, two assists and a plus three score despite missing some time through injury. His father, Hockey Hall of Famer Jarome and the rest of his family were all in attendance.
Disher led the team to the gold medal. She finished the tournament scoreless but was a rock defensively for the team.
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) June 14, 2022
Iginla and Disher are both from the Kelowna rink hockey academy, as well as defenseman Sara Swiderski, who comes from Langley, B.C. Swiderski and Disher were Team Canada’s best pair on the blue line throughout the tournament.
Swiderski finished with one assist in the gold medal game, two assists overall, and was named one of the tournament’s top defensemen.
The three stars are all committed to schools and NCAA hockey programs for the fall.
The future of women’s hockey in Canada is bright.
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