Although in saying that, Canada still got an Olympic silver medal so you know…suck it up and come back stronger.
Her teammates may have kept their medals on, but to say there was any elation over the outcome would be a gross exaggeration, as many of Canada’s players were in tears.
The United States’ women’s hockey team beat Canada 3-2 on Thursday in a gold-medal game that claimed a spot among the Olympics’ most thrilling moments in recent memory.
A tense shootout, a dazzling deke and the end of an impressive streak.
“When it comes down to a shootout, it could be anybody’s game. She’s out in the summer back skating by herself, so it’s pretty cool to see her win gold”, Di Pauli said.
“I thought they did an unbelievable job, so proud. It’s just unfortunate that we had to lose in a shootout”.
After two successful penalty kills earlier in the period, the Canadians were unable to stop their rivals from scoring the first goal of the game.
Center Thomas Di Pauli was born in Italy but trained over the summer with Kendall Coyne, who recorded two shots on goal in the gold medal game.
Watching intently from halfway across the globe were members of the 1998 team, the only other American women’s squad to strike gold in Nagano, Japan. “We are happy”, Hamelin said.
The 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing will include 10 teams, two more than this year’s tournament.
The U.S. Women’s Olympic team is comprised of the same players who demanded parity with their counterpart male hockey players last spring.
After the game, Larocque calmly answered questions about her action, saying that the moment was hard for her and that silver was disappointing.
Pavel Datsyuk, the Russian captain and two-times Stanley Cup victor with the Detroit Red Wings, came in on the right wing and fed the puck across the goal mouth to Gusev, who fired a wrist shot behind Pavel Francouz.
The Olympic Games, ever since an unexpected gold-medal loss in 1998, have been Canada’s turf.
Canada’s topsy-turvy Olympics was dealt a heavy blow Friday night as Germany shocked the two-time defending Olympic champion Canadians 4-3 in the men’s hockey semifinals. That’s gotta sting…a bloody lot. On Team Canada, Shannon Szabados made 39 saves.
The reigning world silver medallist from Marystown, N.L., skating to music from “Black Swan”, scored 152.15 in her long program for a combined score of 231.02. They sweat, strain, lift, deal with injury and pain, go through agony so that when the moment comes, they will be physically and mentally strong enough to get the job done, to win the war.
Larocque was asked why she couldn’t wear the medal. She accepted it [then] took it off.