Germany stuns Canada in men's hockey semifinals

Frederick Owens
February 24, 2018

This was the first shootout in Olympic women's hockey history, and the second straight overtime championship game between the usa and Canada. Following Lamoureux-Davidson's epic goal, U.S.A's Maddie Rooney stoned Meghan Agosta on the ensuing shot to secure the gold.

The last time Team USA claimed gold in hockey also happened to be the first year for women's ice hockey in the Olympics.

Marie-Philip Poulin and Haley Irwin replied for Canada.

Germany registered a stunning 4-3 win over defending champions Canada to reach their first men's Olympic ice hockey final. They were down 2-1 with a little over six minutes left in regulation before Monique Lamoureux-Morando scored tying up the game.

In a game pretty much expected to happen before the Olympic hockey tournament even started, the top two teams in women's hockey - Team Canada and Team USA - delivered a game Thursday that lived up to all the years of hype and then some.

"What more can you say?"

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According to the Globe and Mail an official with the IIHF pulled Larocque aside and told her no matter how sad she was there is a "legal" reason for keeping the medal around her neck.

Hillary Knight opened the scoring, giving the USA a 1-0 goal late in the first period. One fan went so far as to call her "Un-Canadian" in a tweet you can find down below.

While it was likely an emotional response to having just lost a heart-breaking game in the least desirable manner - a shootout - Larocque's actions were quickly singled out for being selfish and unsportsmanlike.

It's never easy winning a gold medal, but to win one and defeat your longtime rival who was on a gold medal winning streak is a major feat.

The U.S. picked up the first goal of the night with just 25 seconds to go in the first period as Hilary Knight shot it past Shannon Szabados on the American's third power play of the game. They don't play for a silver.

Melodie Daoust shoots the puck against Maddie Rooney during the women's hockey gold medal game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

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