Warm up gold

Gillian Apps scored the game winner with 6:11 left in the third period to lead the Canadian women’s hockey team to a 5-4 win over the midget AAA Calgary Royals on Sunday.

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Gillian Apps scored the game winner with 6:11 left in the third period to lead the Canadian women’s hockey team to a 5-4 win over the midget AAA Calgary Royals on Sunday. The win gives the Canadian women the Icebreaker Tournament title, as they finished unbeaten in four games against Calgary-area teams. Each game was decided by one goal. The tournament kicked off the women’s 31-game schedule against Alberta Midget Hockey League clubs this winter as they prepare for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C. Jennifer Botterill and Caroline Ouellette had first-period goals while Haley Irwin and Rebecca Johnstone scored in the second period for Canada.Canada splits up for a Red-White game before opening its regular-season midget series Friday against the Red Deer Optimist Rebels.

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