Canada Women’s Hockey walks away with silver
Canada Women’s Hockey – After winning four consecutive gold medals since the 2002 Winter Olympics, and as disappointing as it is to lose to their longtime rivals on the USA women’s team – Canada’s Women Hockey Team is bringing home the Silver Medal.
Marie-Philip Poulin gave Canada a 2-1 lead near the end of the second period of the final match, but the US put on a lot of pressure early in third period and tied the game at 2-2, eventually sending the game into overtime. Canada had a power play for the last 1:35 minutes of overtime, with US defense player Megan Keller in the penalty box for an illegal hit on Poulin, but Canada just couldn’t get the puck into the nets and secure the win. After 20 minutes of scoreless four-on-four play, the game went to a shootout.
It was the first Olympic women’s hockey final to go to a shootout, which lasted an excruciating six rounds. USA goaltender Maddie Rooney held back Canada’s Meghan Agosta during the last round, giving the USA a final 3-2 win.
Women’s ice hockey made its debut at Nagano 1998 and the Canadian and US hockey teams were meeting in the gold medal game match for a third straight Olympic Games – with Canada winning the Gold Medal each time. But in IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) World Women’s Championships, Canada has lost seven out of the last eight games in the finals to the USA – explaining their strong rivalry.
It was a gut-wrenching and hard loss for Canada and tears fell as they received their Silver Medals – but they did win Silver and that in itself makes them champions.
Thank you ladies from all of us in Montreal and Canada – you are still our heroes and #1 as far as we are concerned. So, Adieu Pyeongchang… the 2022 Olympics in Beijing is just four years away!
Bonnie Wurst – email@example.com