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Babcock and Canada win gold

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Former Spokane Chiefs head coach Mike Babcock has guided Team Canada to the Olympic Gold Medal after his troops upended the United States 3-2 in overtime on Sunday afternoon.  Babcock, who was on the Spokane bench from 1994-2000, has now won a World Junior Hockey Championship (1997), World Championship (2004) and Olympic gold medal for Team Canada as their head coach. 

In his first six seasons in the NHL, two with Anaheim and four with Detroit, he won 50 games four times and has coached in the Stanley Cup finals three times, winning it with his current club, the Red Wings, in 2008.

While with Spokane, the Chiefs won two Western Conference championships (1996, 2000) and played in the 1998 Memorial Cup as the hosts.   He is the only head coach in franchise history to lead the team to three 45-plus win seasons.

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