For the American women, the third time was the charm. Team USA and Canada met for the third consecutive gold medal game of the women’s ice hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics, and for once, it was the United States that came out on top with a 3-2 victory.
For the second straight tournament, it required extra time to decide a winner. Jocelyne Lamoureux got the winning shootout tally for the U.S., while 20-year-old goalie Maddie Rooney denied Canada on its final attempt to seal the victory.
For the American women, it’s their first gold medal at the Olympics since the inaugural women’s tournament in Nagano in 1998. This one comes 38 years to the day of the “Miracle On Ice.”
David Wise, of Reno, Nev., held off his Team USA teammate Alex Ferreira of Aspen, Colo.to win the gold in Olympic ski halfpipe .who kept improving his score with each trip down the pipe but wound up with silver with a score of 96.40. Nico Porteous, a 16-year-old from New Zealand, was happy to let his second -run score stand and got the bronze.