Men's Hockey Gold at Salt Lake City 2002 Voted by Fans as Top Canadian
Olympic Winter Games Moment of All Time

    - Women's Hockey Gold at 2002 Winter Games voted No. 2 favourite moment -
    - Cindy Klassen's five medals at Turin 2006 ranks No. 3 -
    - Top 3 moments to be featured on 25-cent coins produced by Royal
      Canadian Mint -

    "I think because our sport is so revered in Canada, that for hockey, the
    gold medal is everything."
    - Wayne Gretzky, Executive Director, Team Canada at Salt Lake City 2002

TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - It was a momentous victory that united a country in pride and passion, cementing Canada's position atop the hockey world and proving once and for all that hockey is Canada's game. On February 24, with millions of fans on the edge of their seats, Team Canada defeated the United States 5-2 at the 2002 Winter Games to capture Canada's first men's Olympic hockey gold medal in 50 years. More than seven years later, this moment remains etched in the memories of all Canadians, and was voted by fans as the No. 1 Canadian Olympic Winter Games Moment of all time.

Results were revealed earlier tonight on CTV and V in the Top 10 Canadian Olympic Winter Moments, presented by the Royal Canadian Mint, which counted down the Top 10 moments (10 through 1), as voted on earlier this year by fans across the country. Coming in at No. 2 was the Canadian women's hockey gold medal at Salt Lake City 2002 with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over their bitter United States rival, followed by Cindy Klassen at No. 3 and her five long track speed skating medals at Turin 2006, the most medals ever for an individual Canadian in a single Olympic Games.

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For further information: For further information: Pamela Mollica, Consortium - c-(647) 287-3189,; Andrea Goldstein, Consortium - c-(647) 224-8800,; Christine Aquino, Royal Canadian Mint - c-(613) 797-9125,

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