Canadian Jocelyne Larocque wanted no part of silver medal

Russian men’s hockey team proceeds to Olympic semi-final after beating Norway 6-1

Alexander Vilf Sputnik

The United States women's ice hockey team beat Canada 3-2 in the 2018 Olympics championship matchup in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Wednesday.

Poulin has been the source of many a nightmare for the United States.

For Canada, however, it was a crushing disappointment.

"She was unbelievable back then, you could always see it in her, that something was gonna happen", said Kennedy. Melodie Daoust put Canada ahead on the fourth round of shots but Amanda Kessel pulled the U.S. level, setting the stage for the dramatic finish. While the United States won that inaugural gold medal in Nagano, it's been Canada doing the celebrating in each of the last four Olympic cycles and the United States wiping away tears.

Canadian ice hockey star Jocelyne Larocque ripped her silver medal off as soon as it was presented. The original "Miracle on Ice" occurred at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, when the underdog USA men's hockey team defeated the Soviet team, in one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympics history. "I am just so happy for our players".

"We've trained so hard", Agosta said.

The Americans couldn't use their speed or get organized even with two power plays until Sarah Nurse went in the box for interference late in the period.

Jubilant members of Team USA skate toward goalie Maddie Rooney to start the gold-medal party.

It was only four years ago when the Americans suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Canada in Sochi, losing in overtime. The key shot from the Canadians was trying to sneak past a USA guard stone and instead nudged it by maybe a quarter-inch, enough to alter its course.

"We're here for the gold, that's for sure", said Sundgren, whose team finished first in the round robin. "We're good. We're good!'" "To contribute the way we did today, we have prepared for this and what we have gone through the last month".

Sweden has been the most consistent team at the Gangneung Curling Center, first in the round-robin standings at 7-2 and an easy 10-4 victor against the Americans a week ago.

The two powerhouses have traded world titles and Olympic medals since the 1990s.

The Americans will take on Sweden, who defeated Switzerland 9-3 in the other semifinal on Saturday at 1:35 a.m.

But rather than quit, Shuster lost 35 pounds and formed his own team — a team that became known in curling circles as The Rejects.

"When it comes down to shootout, it can go either way, but I'm very proud, not only of myself, but the team, and we just have to hold our heads high", said Agosta.

"I'm not disappointed in our effort", Kennedy said. "Some of us have dogs to get back to that we miss dearly, husbands and families, so we are really excited to what's to come after the Olympics".

"They're a fantastic curling team", Shuster said. She had two shots on goal, both in overtime.

"So this is the new normal for Canada, and people need to get used to that".

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