London space members of Team Canada’s under-18 girls’s hockey workforce acquired a heat welcome house Monday after serving to to safe the nation’s second consecutive gold medal win.
Emmalee Pais, Jocelyn Amos, Keira Hurry, Abby Stonehouse and Shelby Laidlaw — all hailing from the London space — have been on the workforce that beat Sweden 10-0 on Sunday in Östersund, Sweden.
They arrived to cheers, flowers and large hugs from dad and mom and native teammates Monday evening. Clearly drained after an estimated 40 hours of journey, they nonetheless beamed with enthusiasm for what they’d acheived.
“It’s simply tremendous thrilling! It was an superior group this yr and clearly to go back-to-back was wonderful. And then to cap it off with that large win, was unreal,” mentioned Emily Pais, 17, with a raspy voice that she says is worn out from cheering.
Emmalee Pais, member of the U18 World Women’s workforce, will get a hug from her mom Heather on returning house from Sweden on Jan. 16, 2023. (Angela McInnes/ CBC News)
Pais and Amos have been second time world junior gamers after first becoming a member of Canada’s gold medal profitable workforce final June, defeating the United States 3-2 in Madison, Wis.
All 5 of the native gamers are on the London Devilettes junior franchise, with teammates and coaches having watched and supported from the native rink.
“It’s an excellent group and all of us push one another and prepare actually exhausting, so I feel that is a part of it,” mentioned ahead Joceyln Amos.