Cahow Scores Twice to Help Team USA Win Gold at IIHF Championship

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HAMEENLINNA, Finland – Former Cirmson standout Caitlin Cahow '07-08 scored two goals to lead the U.S. Women's National Team to a 4-1 victory over Team Canada at the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Women's Championship Sunday. Angela Ruggiero '02-04 and Julie Chu '06-07 also had outstanding tournaments and were named to the media all-star team for their efforts.

The United States, which has now won two straight IIHF titles, concluded the championships with a 4-0-0-1 record and now holds the No. 1 world ranking for the first time since the system was introduced in 2004.

Cahow, who scored both of her goals of the tournament in the gold medal game, was chosen as the Player of the Game and finished the championships with two goals and four assists. Chu, meanwhile, tied for the U.S. lead with 10 points on five goals and five assists, while Ruggiero contributed a goal and assist in five games.

On the Canadian side, Jennifer Botterill '02-03 netted Canada's only goal of the game at 5:11 of the second period, and concluded the tournament with eight points on five goals, including two on the power play, and three assists. Current Crimson senior Sarah Vaillancourt tallied three goals and handed out four assists in five contests. Botterill and Vaillancourt were both rewarded with silver medals.