Team USA's improbable curling win over Canada, in their own words

Team USA's improbable curling win over Canada, in their own words

And, a pair of North Dakotan's played a big part in the final moments of the game.

Hillary Knight opened the scoring for US but Haley Irwin and Marie-Philip Poulin put Canada ahead before Monique Lamoureux-Morando took the match into overtime in Pyeongchang.

In 2014, Team USA was defeated by Canada 3-2 in overtime, just missing the gold medal.

Team USA celebrates its gold medal win during the Women's Ice Hockey match against Canada.

Before this week, Canada's men had never lost to the the Winter Games.

They play each other as much as possible before their Olympic appointment because no other teams challenge them like they do each other.

It rolls around just once every four years but, despite showing signs, the world doesn't stop when Canada and United States meet in the Gold Medal Final at the Olympics. Canadian hockey player, Jocelyne Larocque is being called "Un-Canadian" because she refused to wear her silver medal during the medal ceremony after the game.

This victory capped a year that started with the Americans threatening a boycott of the world championships to secure more money and the same kind of treatment that USA Hockey gives to the men's team. In March 2017, the players boycotted the International Ice Hockey Federation world championship, seeking equal treatment - not necessarily equal pay - with the US men's hockey team.

The story of disappointment did not end there as the Grand Forks, North Dakota, natives watched their beloved North Dakota program cut the women's hockey team a year ago.

"I've done that thousands of times around tyres just set out on open ice", she said. The Olympics use the shootout after a single overtime - 10 minutes in the earlier rounds, and 20 minutes for the gold medal game.

"The women on the USA hockey team aren't demanding the seven-figure contracts of their counterparts on the men's team, who play professionally in the National Hockey League". Seconds after goaltender Maddie Rooney stopped a 2-on-1 rush, Lamoureux-Morando streaked down the ice with less than six and a half minutes remaining in regulation.

The Lamoureaux sisters' heroics wouldn't have been necessary, if it wasn't for Team Canada's scoring spurt in the second frame-a period that the Americans had dominated throughout the tournament.

Last night, the American team were awarded their gold medals after winning in a shootout. Her country "wants to be No.1 in everything and we have all been raised as awesome competitors so at the end of the day we want to win". "Obviously it was a back and forth hockey game and when the pressure was put on us in the defensive zone, she really helped control the play".

The game also reaffirmed that women's hockey is a more skill-based and team-oriented game than men's. "Their margin for error got really small", Shuster said in the news conference with teammates team Tyler George, Matt Hamilton, John Landsteiner and alternate Joe Polo. "You work so hard".



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