Americans beat Canada in curling, too; will play for gold medal

The silver comes as a disappointment to many, because you receive it after losing a gold medal game.

Meanwhile, Finland was all smiles accepting their bronze, showing once again that bronze is often the better result.

Canada's Jocelyne Larocque is apologizing for removing her silver medal following her team's 3-2 shootout defeat to Team USA in the women's hockey gold medal game Thursday. It meant the United States of America winning their first Olympic title since 1998 and broke a run of four consecutive gold medals for the Canadians.

"I have spoken with Jocelyne and know that she did not mean to be disrespectful".

USA Hockey and the national team reached a pay deal just days before the start of the tournament last March.

Marvin scored during the shootout and also scored numerous goals to get the team to the gold medal match.

Germany stunned defending champions Canada 4-3 Friday to reach the men's Olympic ice hockey final for the first time. Fans will remember Canada beating US 3-2 in overtime at the 2014 Winter Olympics is Sochi, Russia.

Finland was all smiles after accepting their bronze medals.

Canadians failed to make the podium in women's snowboard big air.

"We've played our best when our backs were up against the wall", American second Tyler George.

Their four straight gold medal wins was the second longest Olympic gold medal streak in a team sport (the longest streak is owned by the U.S. Women's Basketball team which holds the record of six consecutive gold medal wins in a row).

She was fighting every minute just like the rest of her teammates.

With all eyes on the team this year, Boston College is not the only Catholic school connected to it. Hannah Brandt, a forward, attended St. Odilia School in Shoreview for elementary school and graduated from Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood, Minn. "I've been there and there is criticism".

But that was before Larocque was chastised for her actions, first in person by an official with the International Ice Hockey Federation and then online by many hockey fans - including plenty of Canadians - who felt it was a poor display of sportstmanship. The game went into overtime where both teams would play 4 versus 4.

While a loss over the United States always stings, for many Canadians it was the way their team lost that put salt in the wound.

  • Leroy Wright