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Winnipeg's Jonathan Toews Named Top Forward For the 2010 Olympic Hockey Tournament

Toews and Crosby on Canada's 2010 Olympic Team
Photo Credit: Flickr user ZZinger - CC from http://www.flickr.com/photos/zzinger/4396898715/

Of course everyone saw the game yesterday right? Well in case you missed it, Sidney Crosby scored an overtime goal at 7:23 into the period to give Canada a 3-2 win over the USA. It was a perfect ending to an incredible Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Winnipeg's Jonathan Toews has been named top forward at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Toews, who was named the 13th forward on the Canadian team, earned his ice time right out of the gate.

In the tournament, Toews was +9 over the course of the 7 games. He recorded the opening goal for Team Canada in the gold medal game. At only 21 years of age, he played like a seasoned pro in every game. He was calm with the puck, forechecked effectively, won face-offs, and made the opposing teams top players nearly invisible in a primarily defensive shutdown role.

Being named the top forward in the tournament adds another accolade to Jonathan's impressive collection of Olympic and World Junior gold medals.

Congratulations Jonathan! You have made one great, big country and one small prairie town immensely proud.

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