Last night, or early this morning, or maybe it was later today in South Korea (honestly this whole time zone thing still confuses me), the US Women's Hockey Team won THE FREAKIN' GOLD MEDAL upsetting long-time rival Canada.
It was GLORIOUS, and the game is being called Redemption on Ice since the game took place on February 22nd, the same day as the 1980 Miracle on Ice game. It's been 20 years since the US Women won gold at the winter games. After a heartbreaking defeat four years ago in Sochi, this win was sweeter than ever.
Let's review, shall we?
After an insane game of ups and downs, the US & Canada were tied 2-2. They headed into overtime and then into a shootout. Which looked a little something like this -
Next thing you know, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson swoops in, fresh from Dangle Town, USA with this gem.
Lamoureux-Davidson secured the Gold and ended Canada's reign as Olympic Champions. Safe to say team Canada was not thrilled with their defeat and Silver medal. However, Jocelyne Larocque took it a step too far, ripping off her medal seconds after it had been placed around her neck.
I'm starting a petition to have February 22nd turned into a national holiday. LMK if you want in.
Congrats to MN natives Sidney Morin, Maddie Rooney and Gophers Lee Stecklein, Kelly Pannek, Gigi Marvin, Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranes and Amanda Kessel!!