Canada beat the United States 3-2 in the women’s ice hockey match in the final on Thursday, triumphing over its longtime opposition and the crushed Olympic champion; to win its fifth gold medal in the sports games.
Either Canada or the U.S. has triumphed every gold medal since women’s hockey was introduced to the winter Olympics in 1998, with squad USA most recently overcoming its northern neighbor in the gold medal tournament at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.
It will be taking home a silver medal, the fourth in its past, and after being incapable to make up for Canada’s strong start.
The Canadians took 2-to-0 progress in the first period, extending that to 3 before the U.S. could score its first aim. The Americans scored again with just 13 seconds left in the match, but by that point, it was too late actually.
Players and coaches from both teams reflected on the game squad, speaking to reporters at the Wukesong Sports Centre.
“It was one abyss of an effort. It is thoughts,” said Canadian captain Marie-Philip Poulin, who scored two of the game’s goals and became the only ice hockey player and male or female; to score in four Olympic sports finals.
Canada’s head coach, Troy Ryan, said it was great to view the team’s arduous work pay off.
Team USA had 40 shots on goal, double what Canada tried.
“We were never thinking to give up. We knew that,” said U.S. protector Lee Stecklein. There were notable independent accomplishments, too.