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Canadian Olympic women’s hockey player tricks men’s team

Tara Watchorn

Canada’s Tara Watchorn (27), Natalie Spooner (24) and Catherine Ward (18) celebrate after beating the USA 3-2 in overtime of the gold medal women’s ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


Canadian Olympic champion hockey player Tara Watchorn recently decided to have some fun, going undercover to play in a recreational men’s league game.

Watchorn, a 23-year-old who plays defense for the Boston Blades, acted as if she barely knew anything about hockey when interacting with male players she was about to play with.

Watch the video here.

“Any tips for me out there?” she asked while putting on her equipment.

“What’s offsides?” she said while sitting on the bench.

Then Watchorn flipped the switch and skated circles around the men, including a nifty move around a flailing goalie to score.

The U.S. and Canada are slated to play in the Four Nations Cup in early November in Sweden.

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