Jenner, Fast to play for Olympic gold
- Author: Arturo Norris Feb 22, 2018,
Feb 22, 2018, 16:30
What will the Lamoureux twins do after they get home?
The Americans played their way back into the only women's hockey game that matters: a showdown with Canada for the Olympic gold medal. "It's something I have been working so hard for, for 10-plus years now, especially the last four after coming fourth in Sochi", said Leman. "This whole year is for everyone that came before us. I don't think it was the strongest start, but what we like is the way we handled it and we got better as each period went on".
The Americans wasted no time getting on the board in today's semifinal.
Monique Lamoureux-Morando tied it for Team USA with 6:13 to play in regulation.
"Not everyone can take the pressure like that, and she took it like a champ", she said.
Cameranesi intercepted an attempted clearing pass and skated uncontested in on Raty before going top shelf with a wrist shot.
Meghan Agosta needed to make her penalty shot with the U.S. up 3-2 in the shootout but Maddie Rooney came up with the save to win it for the Americans.
Lacasse played the hero in Canada's nail-biting win, making 44 saves against the United States' feisty forwards, but all it takes is a few more of those chances going the Americans' way to flip the outcome.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea hosted another chapter in the storied rivalry between the United States and Canada. "At the same time, it's motivated me tremendously". It was a thrilling final. Captain Marie-Philip Poulin added another goal in the second period.
It is the USA's first women's ice hockey gold medal for 20 years. Canadian defenceman Jocelyne Larocque immediately removed the medal from around her neck. They outshot their rival 45-23 in last week's loss, and players say they were just a couple of bounces away from winning. "To represent our country the way that we have, I really hope we get tangible success at the end of this journey".
Canada had a 5-3 edge leading into the Games, including winning the last four (two in overtime) and then won 2-1 on February 15 in Olympic pool play.
For the fifth time in the Olympic Games' six women's hockey tournaments, the USA and Canada will meet in the gold medal final Thursday (Wednesday PST) at Gangneung Hockey Centre.
This game once again features the only two nations ever to win Olympic gold. The Americans have won gold at eight of the past 10 world championships, dating back to 2005, but have been unable to do so in Olympic tournaments.
The players from the two teams don't need a history lesson. However, Canada was able to get two second period goals.