With a 4-3 overtime win in Philadelphia last night, Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks captured the Stanley cup championship. It was the first Cup for the Blackhawks in 49 years. Toews was just 19- years old and an All-American that played for North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux when the Blackhawks signed him in the summer of 2007. Just 3 years later, 22- year old Toews first accepted the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Then, he returned to the podium to accept hockey’s greatest prize. Toews is the 24th member and the youngest to be called “Triple Gold Club”, something they call players who have won the World Men’s Championship, Olympics and Stanley Cup. Toews is the first WCHA player to ever captain a team to a Stanley Cup. He’s also the first WCHA player to win Conn Smythe.
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Today, the U.S. women’s team will face Sweden in playoff semifinals. North Dakota’s Lamoureux sisters Jocelyne and Monique have aided the U.S.’s overwhelming goal-count at these games. Monique has notched up one goal and six assists, with Jocelyne netting two goals, two assists.