Canada's women's hockey team set for gold medal re-match with US

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Canada and the United States, the most intense rivals in women's hockey, will play for Pyeongchang Winter Olympic gold Thursday in a gritty showdown both teams have awaited for years. North Korea is back to hostile form, using its state media to warn that the U.S.is trying to "to end a thaw in inter-Korean ties immediately after the Olympic flame goes out".

"I think we've shown this group does extraordinary things in big moments, and that's what we're looking forward to in the gold-medal game, to do something extraordinary", USA forward Hilary Knight said. While that Olympic history isn't something the US squad necessarily enjoys reliving, in many ways, those games define the American team just as much they do the Canadians.

Of course the Canadian women make the same claim. "I say, 'Why not?" Events like extreme skiing was pretty much invented to pad the American medal count.

But not all of these memories are warm ones for the Americans. However, Kenworthy didn't land a clean run in the finals, finishing last in 12th place.

Despite lopsided officiating (Canada went to the penalty box 11 times), Team Canada would take the game 3-2 off a Jayna Hefford goal. "This is the Olympics though and nobody here loses". "It's our teammates, our family our country. I'm holding my head high knowing that I gave it my all".

And that's one difference from four years ago. The duos of Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, and the brother-sister combo of Maia and Alex Shibutani each began Monday night in medal contention. It's going to come down to who executes, who can perform in the moment and who stays disciplined.

One of hockey's most time-honored traditions is in danger of not happening at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Canada's Cassie Sharpe and France's Marie Martinod took home the gold and silver.

Olympics-Ice Hockey-Gold medal battle royal awaits…
Canada's women's hockey team set for gold medal re-match with US

There are women's pro hockey leagues on both sides of the border, but Olympic gold is still the pinnacle of the women's game.

"I am very proud to see the unified Korean women's ice hockey team".

Play with confidence: Forget about 2014 when the Americans squandered a two-goal lead and lost in overtime.

The U.S. cruised into their third straight women's Olympic ice hockey final on Monday, shutting down Finland 5-0 in the semis with two goals by Dani Cameranesi and a shutout from goaltender Maddie Rooney.

It was a heartening result for a team that could not manage more than a lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Canada in the final preliminary game, despite owning a 45-23 shot advantage.

But it's also a rematch of four of the five Olympic gold medal games and every world championship ever played. The Americans were second in the group with a 2-1 mark.




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