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Harvard hockey stars win Olympic gold for Canada; Americans take silver

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Team Canada’s Jennifer Botterill ’03(No. 17) passes Team U.S.A.’s Angela Ruggerio ’04 (No. 4) in the handshake line after the Olympic championship match on Thursday night. Tammy Shewchuk ’01is at far left. Two Harvard players were on the gold-medal-winning Canadian team while three from Harvard played for the silver-medal-winning American squad. (Photo courtesy Matt West/Boston Herald)

Jennifer Botterill Angela Ruggiero

Tammy Shewchuk

Jennifer Botterill ’03, of Winnipeg, Manitoba (Photo courtesy of The Associated Press) Angela Ruggiero ’04, of Harpers Wood, MI (Photo courtesy of The Associated Press)

The Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team upset the favored U.S. squad for the gold medal in the Feb. 21 championship match. Harvard’s Tammy Shewchuk ’01 and Jennifer Botterill ’03 are members of the medal-winning Canadian squad. Three other Harvard players – A.J. Mleczko ’99, Angela Ruggerio ’04, and Julie Chu ’06 – are members of the U.S. team, who received silver medals for their efforts.

For more, see the official Olympic site:

Tammy Shewchuk ’01 (Photo courtesy of The Associated Press) Julie Chu A.J. Mleczko

Julie Chu ’06, of Fairfield, CT (Photo courtesy of The Associated Press) A.J. Mleczko ’99 (Photo courtesy of Bill Alkofer/St. Paul Pioneer Press)