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Toews led Canadian forwards in ice time and won 10 of 14 faceoffs.
Toews, Canada open Olympics with win over Norway
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Updated: Thursday 02/13/2014 14:58:12 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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SOCHI, Russia -- Former North Dakota All-American Jonathan Toews and the Canadian Olympic team opened defense of their gold medal today with a 3-1 victory over Norway.

Playing on a line with Rich Nash and Chicago Blackhawks teammate Patrick Sharp, Toews led all Canadian forwards in ice time (16:15) while winning 10 of his 14 faceoffs (71.4 percent). 

Toews did not register a point but hit the goal post with a deflection of a point shot in the second period.

The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native was named the top forward at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where he helped lead Canada to a gold medal.

Toews and Team Canada return to action on Friday against Austria at 11 a.m. Central.

Game Coverage

CTV News: Canada defeats Norway in Olympic hockey opener

CBC: Canada beats Norway 3-1 in Sochi Olympics debut

The Globe and Mail: Canada defeats Norway 3-1 in Olympic hockey opener

ESPN.com: Takeaways from Canada's win

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