The Maschmeyer family have an Olympic champion on their roster. 

Emerance Maschmeyer and the Canadian women's hockey team took the gold medal in Beijing Wednesday (Feb.16) night after defeating the United States 3-2.  

While she didn't end up between the pipes in the last game, she helped the Canadians make it to the finals by allowing just one goal on 23 shots during preliminary wins against Russia and Sweden. 

Back home in Bruderheim, her father, Arlan Maschmeyer, is tired but very happy with the game's result.  

"We're trying to get used to China time for about three weeks now," he said. "We feel good. We feel tired, but you know, we're excited to get her home again." 

Arlen gives all the credit to the players and coaching staff for their success, adding the teams' captain, Marie-Philip Poulin, scored two key goals to lead the team to victory. 

"She's our captain, and I think Sarah Nurse said it – wherever she goes, we go." 

Since their big win, the family hasn't spoken to Emerance, although Arlan said that would come soon. 

Arlan went on to say the support from the local community has been "awesome", adding it takes a community to raise a child, and the community has supported Emerance since she started playing hockey.