Canada's Jocelyne Larocque forced to wear Olympic silver medal

Canada's Jocelyne Larocque forced to wear Olympic silver medal

This is the first gold medal for the USA women's hockey team since 1998.

The U.S. and Canada are the top two women's hockey teams in the world and share a fierce rivalry.

The US team ended a 20-year gold medal drought by beating archrival and four-time champion Canada 3-2 in a shootout thriller on Thursday.

In an electrifying display, forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the triple-deke winning goal - a move she called "Oops, I Did It Again" in reference to pop star Britney Spears' 2000 hit song.

Headed into the game as underdogs against their Canadian rivals from the north, Hilary Knight scored the first goal of the game for Team USA, putting the Americans up 1-0 heading into the second period.

They were up against their hockey nemesis, Canada, which has defeated the USA women's team in the gold medal match multiple times in recent years.

It was a game that gripped a nation as Team Canada first lagged behind, then pushed ahead but ultimately fell in the shootout to Team USA in women's ice hockey.

Gasser posted 96.00 on her final run in Pyeongchang to relegate American Jamie Anderson to the silver medal position. "We wanted gold. We didn't get it. Guess it's motivation".

#JocelyneLarocque you are an embarrassment to Canada and Manitoba not even wearing your silver medal.

When the Canadians could not answer the game went to overtime and from there to a shootout.

"It is hard. You feel as though you have let your country down, but you look at it in a bigger picture".

On the otherhand, many others rushed to her defense citing the fact that a silver medal simply means a loss.

"Hopefully it's a springboard in women's hockey", Rooney said of the historic victory. She accepted it [then] took it off. "I know they've been working really hard and we're just proud of them", said head coach Clark Donatelli.

Larocque issued a statement through Team Canada apologizing to the IOC, International Ice Hockey Federation, the Pyeongchang Olympic Organizing Committee, the Canadian Olympic Committee, Hockey Canada and her teammates and fans.



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