US Women's Hockey Team Wins Gold With Thrilling Shootout Win Over Canada
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 24, 2018,
Feb 24, 2018, 11:21
In a thrilling shootout, the United States beat Canada, 3-2. The key shot from the Canadians was trying to sneak past a US guard stone and instead nudged it by maybe a quarter-inch, enough to alter its course.
Larocque's actions was met with a wave of displeasure from people saying she was being "unsportsmanlike".
The loss ended a four Olympic games streak, in which Canada had earned four gold medals.
A four-time Olympian who had never lost a game before Thursday, Agosta was a lucky bounce away from tying the record of four gold medals set by three of her teammates in Sochi.
It was a bittersweet medal for Canada, who were toppled as the reigning champions for the first time since the US last won a gold medal in 1998. It was in the sixth round of the following sudden-death shootout that Team USA's Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored her triple-deke winning goal to make the final score 3-2. I been here when the National Hockey League players all were here.
Gold medal winners from the United States now receive $37,500, silver winners receive $27,500 and bronze medalists receive $15,000.
WUSF's Mark Schreiner says the USA women's national hockey team showed off their skills in the Tampa Bay area on their way to winning the gold at the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
No German team has medaled in hockey since the 1976 Games in Innsbruck when West Germany claimed bronze. But the Americans rallied to win three in a row to win the remainder of their round robin games, including Monday against Canada.
The 20-year-old from Andover, Minnesota became an overnight sensation.
First of all, it was part of the most successful 24 hours for Team USA overall in PyeongChang so far.
"I can't think about anything except pure pride, excitement, and honor for our team", USA captain Meghan Duggan said after the victory, per the IIHF.
"She's regarded as one of the all-time great winter sports athletes of New Zealand, so we all see that as an inspiration", Porteous said. But a shot by Canadian skip Kevin Koe was too light, and the USA was able to steal two to take the lead for good.
When it came time to receive her silver medal, a disappointed Larocque didn't want any part of it.