'Oops' shot snaps Canadian hold, wins gold for US

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"Since the day the 2014 Olympics came to an end, every moment was with this journey in mind", said Shuster.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Maddie Rooney couldn't stop smiling. She said she was up half the night watching the game and texting with her former teammates. "But, in my honest opinion, a game like that should never be decided by a shootout". It's even larger in a gold medal game.

Keller started playing hockey when she was 5 years old.

"I have spoken with Jocelyne and know that she did not mean to be disrespectful", said Davidson. Although we hold them to a high standard of etiquette and professionalism, we can not expect them to be flawless. - Canada's Sebastien Toutant on having to wait for others to finish before clinching the gold medal in men's snowboarding big air final.

Koe said he felt the team had done all the right things, despite the hard result. "I would like to congratulate the United States on their victory".

Englot went on to say it was tough to see Team Canada, lead by skip Rachel Homan, have an "off week" as they fell to Great Britain, eliminating their chances of winning a medal. She is sure she's been nervous at times. They sweat, strain, lift, deal with injury and pain, go through agony so that when the moment comes, they will be physically and mentally strong enough to get the job done, to win the war.

"She's a gem, talk about poise", Marvin said.

Former Vernon Lakers forward Scott Salmond is Hockey Canada's vice-president of operations and helped put the Canadian squad together. Rooney was spectacular as well, making 31 stops of her own. It was Knight's second goal in as many games, and it gave the United States a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission.

Agosta swooped to her left and then circled back right as she skated toward the goal. "It sends a lot of confidence". Monique Lamoureux was gifted with a breakaway and she finished with a wrister past Szabados, tying the game 2-2. The Canadians had to settle for one point, bringing the score to 4-3. In the shootout, Agosta beat her stick-side and Melodie Daoust scored, too.

The victory saw America exact revenge for its loss to Canada in the corresponding fixture in Sochi four years ago - but clearly Larocque doesn't believe in sharing.

"Then it all came down to Maddie Rooney, and she had a gold medal-winning performance", USA forward Hilary Knight said.

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