Marie-Philip Poulin records her first career PWHL hat trick

Marie-Philip Poulin (HockeyMedia, Wikimedia Commons)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Marie-Philip Poulin of Beauceville, Quebec recorded her first career Professional Women’s Hockey League hat trick on Wednesday. She accomplished the feat in a 5-2 Montreal win over New York at UBS Arena in Elmont, New York.

Poulin tied the game at one from Canadian Olympic gold medalist Erin Ambrose of Keswick, Ontario at 8:14 of the first period. Poulin then put Montreal up 4-2 at 6:03 of the third period from Maureen Murphy and Tereza Vanisova. Then with one minute and seven seconds left in the game, Poulin closed out the scoring with an unassisted empty net marker.

In all, three Canadians scored for Montreal. The other two were Catherine Dubois of Quebec City, Quebec, and Kennedy Marchment of Courtice, Ontario.

Of the three PWHL games Poulin has played so far, she has three goals and one assist for four points. Poulin is a +4 with two penalty minutes, 40 faceoff wins, and nine shots on goal.

Poulin and Ambrose won a gold medal for Canada in women’s hockey at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. Poulin also won a gold medal in women’s hockey for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

With the win, Montreal improved to a record of two wins and one loss for five points. They also beat Ottawa 3-2 in overtime on January 2 thanks to a game-winning goal by Ann-Sophie Bettez of Sept-Iles, Quebec. Montreal next plays Boston on Saturday.

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