Winning Gold: Canada's Incredible 2002 Olympic Victory in Women's Hockey


The 2002 Winter Olympics were hosted by Salt Lake City, Utah. Just four years previous, Women’s Hockey had become an official Olympics sport, at Nagano, Japan. There, the Canadian team had been favoured to win the gold. In a disappointing gold medal game, Canada lost to the USA. Now, heading into the 2002 Winter Games, they’re on a losing streak. What would it take for the Canadian women to bring home the gold?



Best Book for Kids and Teens



  • Reading level: 3.1 – Designed for Reluctant Readers
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: James Lorimer and Company
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552774724
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552774724

Awards: Canadian Children’s Book Centre – 2011

Winner – Best Books for Kids & Teens
“…not only educational but also presents an interesting and fast paced read. …Readers will love learning about a pivotal moment in Canadian Women’s Hockey in this enjoyable narrative.”

Ana Malespin Resource Links – Vol. 16, No. 1

Rated E [Excellent, enduring, everyone should see it!]

Julie Chychota CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Like the rest of the [Recordbooks] titles in the publisher’s online catalogue, WInning Gold demonstrates Lorimer’s commitment to publish Canadian content by Canadian writers for a Canadian audience…this compact 111-page book benefits from the author’s credibility and connections….All things considered, it’s clearly time to check the idea that hockey is a sport reserved for men.”