Edney Helps Canada’s Development Team to Meco Cup Gold

Edney ranks 10th in the nation in scoring (0.91) among defensemen in the NCAA this season (photo Gil Talbot).

FÜSSEN, Germany – Sarah Edney of the No. 4 Harvard women's hockey team skated with the Canadian Women's Development Team during the 2013 Meco Cup, helping the squad to the gold medal at the Füssen Arena Sunday. Former Crimson goalie Christina Kessler '10 also starred for the Canadians at the event.

Edney added Canada's eighth goal in the team's 8-3 win over Russia in the gold-medal match, while Kessler started in goal and picked put the win. The empty-net tally was the first of the tournament for Edney, a sophomore defender from Mississauga, Ont. Kessler also added a 4-0 shutout victory in Canada's first preliminary game against Switzerland.

"It was a very mature team," head coach Pierre Alain told Hockey Canada after winning gold. "They handled everything perfectly. The group was very good and team-building was very good."

The Meco Cup features six teams from around the world including Germany, Russia, Finland, Switzerland and Canada. Each team plays two round-robin games to determine a winner of the three-team pools before being placed in the fifth-place, third-place or championship game. Canada outscored its opponents, 14-3, during three games and also topped Germany, 8-1, in an exhibition contest.

Edney missed Harvard's last two games, wins over Union and Rensselaer, to make the trip to Germany. She will return to the team this weekend when the Crimson faces off against Princeton (Friday, 7 p.m.) and Quinnipiac (Saturday, 4 p.m.) at Bright Hockey Center.