Team USA Beats Canada to End Women's Olympic Hockey Gold Medal Drought

Team USA Beats Canada to End Women's Olympic Hockey Gold Medal Drought

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the deciding goal and rookie American goalie Maddie Rooney stopped Meghan Agosta to end the game, forcing Canada to settle for a silver medal. The women in blue poured onto the ice after Canada's Megan Agosta couldn't reply, handing the Americans the gold.

Some highlights from the game include Monique Lamoureux-Mordano's breakaway goal at 13:39 in the third period, tying the game at 2-2.

"I wouldn't take away my experience from the last two silver medals", Knight said.

"I think it's healthy to celebrate a little bit", Hamilton said. "It's called "Oops, I did it again" and I'm just thrilled beyond words. I was extremely nervous - I actually vomited three times this morning".

"I don't know how to express that but it's just, I'm proud of myself, all the work I did with all my teammates and all my staff is just incredible". Canada had won the last four Olympic gold medals.

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It was the gold medal match, so you have that already built in. Canada won that preliminary round 2-1 despite being out shot by the Americans 45-23.

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As a result, many on the team were stunned, devasted, or in tears, according to the Globe.

"It gives me goosebumps", said forward Patrick Hager, who scored what would prove to be the game-winner.

"I'm really sad for our team", she added.

While it was likely an emotional response to having just lost a heart-breaking game in the least desirable manner - a shootout - Larocque's actions were quickly singled out for being selfish and unsportsmanlike.

"It was such a hard-fought game", Schuler told reporters. She says, "We wanted gold but didn't get it".

"It is hard. You feel as though you have let your country down, but you look at it in a bigger picture". While the U.S. team was understandably excited about their wins, one member of Canada's team was decidedly not.

In most leagues, three skaters are selected from each team to make an attempt at scoring, with tiebreaking rounds if no skater is successful.

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