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US curling team gets stonewalled by Delta despite gold medal

25 February 2018

After Canada and the United States ended three periods plus a full 20-minute overtime tied 2-2, the Americans came out on top when Jocelyne Lamoureau-Davidson scored on a clever deke in the sixth round of the shootout at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The women with the maple leaf on the front of their jerseys couldn't maintain the advantage though as the USA squared the ledger to send the game into overtime and ultimately, a penalty shootout which it won 3-2. Jocelyne Lamoureux got the winning shootout tally for the US, while 20-year-old goalie Maddie Rooney denied Canada on its final attempt to seal the victory.

"I was just so happy I could help in any way possible, I've pictured and visualized moments like that thousands of times and just to get the nod and the coach threw me out there, there was no doubt it was gonna go our way", said Jocelyne Lamoureux, Team USA Hockey.

Larocque, who previously won gold in Sochi with Team Canada, was slammed on social media after she was captured by television cameras removing her medal immediately after it had been placed around her neck.

In an all-time game late Wednesday night, the USA and Canada fought valiantly from the moment the puck was dropped.

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Shuster gets the credit for making big shots as the skip, but every member of Team USA came up with big shots at a big time . She came here as the top USA woman internationally this season, good enough to be seeded eighth in the Olympic field.

"I think it's overplayed that Canada's a favourite", he said.

"My niece is going to wake up tomorrow and see this and it's going to be more important for her than it is for me", center Gigi Marvin, who scored in a shootout, told USA Today. The 5-3 semifinal victory at Gangneung Curling Centre sent the Americans to Saturday's championship game against Sweden, the first time the US will play for Olympic gold in curling. It's even tougher when that team is a Canadian team that has won back-to-back-to-back Olympic gold medals and is the defending World Champions.

But, while fans and curling aficionados were surprised by the results, Team USA, comprised of John Shuster, John Landsteiner, Matt Hamilton and Tyler George, knew they were good enough to compete with the best in the world on the ice. "While celebrating the women's victory, many also remember that it is the anniversary of the "#Miracle On Ice" when team United States of America beat the Soviets in the 1980 games.

Blouin said she had been nursing a bruise on her left buttock since Wednesday and aggravated it when she fell on her first jump.

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Ahead of the match, they had already played once in these Olympics. The following 20 minute 4 on 4 overtime period couldn't settle it.

In the greatest moment in American hockey since the Miracle on Ice, the United States women's hockey team beat arch-rival Canada in a hockey game that was inspirational, thrilling and downright fun. Although, there is one Canadian Olympian who is getting quite a bad rep after last night's game.

In the early rounds of the 2018 ice hockey matchups, Team USA defeated Finland 3-1, the Russian athletes 5-0, then lost to Canada, 2-1.

"It is hard. You feel as though you have let your country down, but you look at it in a bigger picture". Skipper John Shuster threaded the needle for a ideal shot to take two Sweden stones out of the scoring range and give America five scoring stones, creating a virtually insurmountable 10-5 lead.

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Others were a bit more sympathetic, arguing that the Olympic loss wasn't an ordinary one. All the stuff actually that she did on that, that's stuff that we want to do too - come in on your off side and you have a couple different options there.

US curling team gets stonewalled by Delta despite gold medal