U.S. Wins First Olympic Hockey Gold in 20 Years in Overtime

The women's team beat out Canada.

Gold medal winners Amanda Kessel #28 and Hannah Brandt #20 of the United States celebrate after defeating Canada in a shootout during the Women's Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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The United States has won their first gold medal in Olympic women’s hockey, beating out Canada in overtime during a thrilling game. The U.S. took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Hilary Knight in the closing seconds of the first period, but then Canada scored twice in the second. Canada remained ahead until American Monique Lamoureux scored with only 6:21 left to play in the final period. But then the game went into overtime, and then finally into a shootout. There were five rounds of a shootout, with no one scoring, and in the sixth round, Jocelyn Lamoureux scored with a a filthy deke and American keeper Maddie Rooney stopped Meghan Agosta to lock up the win. The U.S. have not won a gold medal in women’s hockey since the first tournament at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano.

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