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25 February 2018, 07:11 | Santos West
Switzerland's Michelle Gisin celebrates winning in the women's combined at Pyeongchang
The United States women's hockeyteam ended Canada's gold medal streak in dramatic fashion on Thursday afternoon, defeating their archrivals in a shootout to capture their first Olympic title since 1998.
Matt Hamilton, Tyler George, John Landsteiner of United States of America compete in the Curling Men's Semi-final against Canada on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 22, 2018.
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.
Team USA celebrates its gold medal win during the Women's Ice Hockeymatch against Canada.
Before this week, Canada's men had never lost to the U.S.at the Winter Games.
"We're extremely proud of our Boston College players who made the Olympic team", said Katie Crowley, head coach of the Boston College women's hockey team. More than you help them become a player. The throw knocked out the Swiss stone, but also rolled out, so they only got two but were able to tie the game at a crucial time.
Hasek and the Czech Republic go on to beat Russian Federation for gold in Nagano, Japan, while a demoralized Canadianteam falls to Finland in the bronze-medal game.
And how long did it take her to get over her disappointment in finishing second in Nagano?
Shuster is a four-time Olympian who won bronze at the 2006 Torino games as a member of Pete Fenson's team.
Canada had won four straight Olympic golds, three times beating the United States in the final including twice in overtime. While the U.S. team was understandably excited about their wins, one member of Canada'steam was decidedly not.
It was a long, hard road to victory for the USA women and not just on the ice.
"My niece is going to wake up tomorrow and see this and it's going to be more important for her than it is for me", center Gigi Marvin, who scored in a shootout, told USA Today. "We were really inspired by the ladies' hockey team this afternoon", said USA alternate Joe Polo, who played with Shuster in Torino. "If you're not executing well, that's going to get you in a lot of trouble".
Less than two weeks after they had announced their intention to skip the second most prestigious tournament in women's hockey, and mere days before the IIHF World Championship started, they won livable wages and more support from USA Hockey.
The game also reaffirmed that women's hockey is a more skill-based and team-oriented game than men's.
As sports writer Kevin Williams wrote in the Chicago Tribune, with the trend in recent years for "participation trophies", it's easy to forget that losing hurts when you've worked very hard to win. "We need to prove our curling game is just as high and just as good as the Canadians, and I think we've proved that".
1998 - Canada is able to send its top National Hockey League players to the Olympics for the first time but is stumped again in a medal-round shootout, this time by Czech great Dominik Hasek.
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Albert was curling 90 percent overall after eight games as the southpaw third for the Team Canada rink skipped by Kevin Koe. American pilot Jamie Greubel Poser's sled finished Runs 1 and 2 out of medal position.
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