Monday, April 7, 2008

Botterill hits career mark in Canada's 11-0 win over China in women's hockey

HARBIN, China — Jennifer Botterill reached her second career milestone in as many games with the Canadian women's hockey team in Canada's 11-0 win over China on Sunday at the world championship.

The 28-year-old from Winnipeg scored two goals and added two assists to surge past the 150-point mark just two days after appearing in her 150th game for the national team.

Botterill has played for Canada for a decade and in three Olympic Games and six world championships during that span.

Only three other players in the history of the national team - Hayley Wickenheiser, Danielle Goyette and Jayna Hefford - have reached both the 150-game and 150-point benchmark.

"That's such a credit to the people I play with," Botterill said. "I had a lot of fun playing tonight with Jayna and Caroline (Ouellette) and I think we've been fortunate enough to play together over the last few years.

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