Canadian player was so disappointed that she immediately removed her silver medal
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 23, 2018,
Feb 23, 2018, 20:29
"Then it all came down to Maddie Rooney, and she had a gold medal-winning performance", US forward Hilary Knight said. Meghan Agosta found Poulin in the slot, allowing the captain to tally her fifth overall goal in three Olympic gold-medal game appearances. Former Cushing Academy hockey coach Paul Kennedy said he is very proud of her.
"Please understand this was a moment in time that I truly wish I could take back", said Jocelyne Larocque. "It's called "Oops, I did it again" and I'm just thrilled beyond words". I've butchered it a thousand times, ran into tyres, tripped over tyres.
"I just came in slow, took a few inside edges, glad I didn't blow an edge on that".
Rooney, who played her senior year of high school in Andover, Minnesota, on the boys' varsity team, was the goalie in net for each of the three USA victories over Canada in pre-Olympic play. During the last Winter Olympics in Sochi, it was the reverse situation, in which Canada edged out the US for gold. "For a long time I didn't feel like I had won a silver". On the other hand, a team must lose the gold medal match to end up with a silver.
Megan Keller was whistled for an illegal hit on Canada's Poulin with 95 seconds to play in the 20-minute overtime period, but Canada could not net a victor on the power play as the game went to a shoot-out.
"It's painful", Canada's Melodie Daoust said. "I'm really sad for our team". "But, in my honest opinion, a game like that should never be decided by a shootout".
"It was such a hard-fought game", Schuler told reporters.
So they don't want to go home empty-handed. And they'd already beaten Team USA earlier in this tournament. After a fight for better pay they scored a contract that rivals that of the men's national team.
"This team", he said, "is by far the most resilient group of guys". Goaltender, Maddie Rooney, is being deemed the difference for Team USA. "This is an outstanding team. I think it's something that we're used to".
"It was a dream come true".
Each team scored twice in five shots in the shootout before the shared heroics from Lamoureux and Rooney, and a historic win for Team USA.
They will play Canada on Saturday night.