Sports

Brown alum wins gold

By
Assistant Sports Editor
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Women’s hockey alum Becky Kellar ’97 won her third gold medal as part of a dominant Canadian team that blanked Team USA, 2-0, in the finals of the Vancouver Olympics on Feb. 25.

Kellar tallied four assists and a plus-14 rating while anchoring a suffocating defense that surrendered only two goals in five games. After winning three preliminary games by a combined 41-2 score, Canada blanked Finland, 5-0, in the semifinals on Feb. 22.

Kellar has played in all four Olympics in which women’s hockey has been a medal sport, winning a silver medal in Nagano in 1998 before taking golds in Salt Lake City and Torino.

Six other current or former ECAC Hockey players joined Kellar on Team Canada, while three Harvard alums settled for silver on Team USA.
 
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