Team Canada settles for silver in women’s hockey after shootout loss to Team USA

Team Canada settles for silver in women's hockey after shootout loss to Team USA


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Team Canada’s quest for a fifth straight Olympic gold medal in women’s hockey ended in a shootout loss to Team USA in South Korea.

The first title for the Americans in 20 years came after a thrilling, hard-fought final befitting of one of the greatest rivalries in the sport.

Team USA’s Jocelyn Lamoureaux-Davidson beat Team Canada’s Shannon Szabados in the fifth round of the shootout and US Maddie Rooney, the 20-year old American goalie, stopped Meghan Agosta for the win.

Rooney was just 7-months-old when the U.S. last won gold in Nagano in 1998

The Americans opened the scoring in the first period when Hilary Knight scored on on a power play but Haley Irwin scored early in the second period to tie the game.

Veteran Marie-Philip Poulin, Canada’s hero in Sochi four years ago, scored midway through the second period to give Team Canada the lead.

Canada tried to hold on as the US pressed for an equalizer throughout a fast-paced third period, and it paid off as Monique Lamoureux-Morando tied the game at 2-2 with just over six minutes left in the third period.



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