On Thursday night, February 22 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, history was made by the USA women’s hockey team. A 3-2 win over Canada in a shootout to get there first gold medal in 20 years. The game took 3 periods and an extra 20 minute overtime.
The last time USA women’s hockey won a gold medal was in 1998 in Japan. Canada previous won the last 4 Olympics. Also that day in history is when the “miracle on ice” happened when US defeated the Soviet Union.
Recap of the game: The U.S. went ahead, 1-0, late in the first period. Canada stormed back to take a 2-1 lead in the second. The Americans tied it with little more than six minutes remaining in the game. Then overtime which led to a shootout. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, a 28-year-old veteran playing in her third Olympics made a couple great fakes and dekes making the Canadian goalie fall as Davidson put it in the net.
Wesley Graham a junior stayed up to watch the game said, “ They dominated the game and made Canada frustrated by forcing penalties on them and capitalizing on the power play.”
USA scored a early power play goal by Hilary Knight in the first period.
Tyler Demonbreun, a junior, talking about the game winning goal by Lamoureux-Davidson said, “It was a great goal she had some dirty moves and crossed the goalie to put the puck in the net.”
Currently USA is in 4th for medal count with 21. 8 of those are gold and USA continues to win medals. Congrats to the Women’s hockey team it was worth the wait.