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Canadian women win in Sochi

Posted: 09/9/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0

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SOCHI, Russia -- Natalie Spooner had a hat trick Sunday as Canada's women's hockey team defeated Russia 6-1 in exhibition play in the city that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Jocelyne Larocque, Meghan Agosta-Marciano and Meaghan Mikkelson had the other goals for Canada, which will take on the Russians again on Tuesday.

The two-game series is a chance for the Canadian team to get together and also get accustomed to the venue and Sochi itself.

"First and foremost, the goal is the familiarization so that we're as well-prepared for the Olympic journey as we can be," said Canadian head coach Dan Church. "The second is that we get off on the right foot in terms of implementing our systems and getting the players accustomed to the expectation of the coaching staff."

Church says Sochi is a city still very much under construction as the Games in February approach.

"There's a lot of construction here on the site," he said. "They're working 24 hours a day and it's amazing how much they get done."

The games with Russia are being played at the secondary rink Shayba -- the venue for the preliminary-round games of the Olympic women's tournament.

Canada won gold at the Vancouver Games in 2010.

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 9, 2013 C8

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