Skip to content

Golden girl

Olds hockey player Hannah Mousek returned from the 2011 Canada Winter Games with a noticeably heavier set of luggage after striking gold as part of the province's winning female hockey team.
Team Alberta hockey players Hannah Mousek of Olds (right) and Taryn Baumgardt of Innisfail show off Canada Winter Games gold medals that they and their teammates won by
Team Alberta hockey players Hannah Mousek of Olds (right) and Taryn Baumgardt of Innisfail show off Canada Winter Games gold medals that they and their teammates won by beating Ontario 3-2 in Saturday’s female hockey championship final in Halifax. The two Team Alberta defencemen are also teammates with the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs Midget AAA squad and will be back involved in league playoffs this week.

Olds hockey player Hannah Mousek returned from the 2011 Canada Winter Games with a noticeably heavier set of luggage after striking gold as part of the province's winning female hockey team.

A 3-2 victory over Ontario in Saturday night's gold medal game at the Halifax Metro Centre capped off a perfect tournament for the Wildrose province, finishing 7-0 over the course of the weeklong event.

Mousek was part of the team's defence corps that surrendered only five goals throughout the week. Offensively she posted only a single assist over seven games playing, adding a helper in the 6-2 semifinal win over Saskatchewan.

The team's gold medal helped Team Alberta to a fourth overall finish in the medal table with 20 goal, 25 silver and 30 bronze. Quebec won the medal count with 137 ahead of Ontario's 110 and British Columbia's 88.

Mousek said in an interview with the Albertan before leaving for Halifax that the team's goal was to capture gold.

In addition to winning gold, the team inflicted the first-ever losses on Team Ontario since the inception of the female hockey tournament at the Canada Winter Games.

See next week's Albertan for more with Mousek who returned home Monday along with her teammates.