U.S. Loses Two-Goal Lead, Canada Claims Gold

By KBJR News 1

February 20, 2014 Updated Feb 20, 2014 at 8:42 PM CDT

Sochi, Russia (NNCNOW.com) --- The United States women's hockey team led by two goals with less than 3:30 left in regulation before Canada tied it up and won in overtime 3-2 for its fourth consecutive gold-medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

Three former University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) players in Caroline Ouellette, Haley Irwin, and Jocelyne Larocque took home the gold medal as part of Team Canada. Irwin had an assist in the win.

Team USA has two former UMD assistant coaches in Julie Chu and Robb Stauber which helped to claim the silver medal.

Marie-Philip Poulin had two goals for the Canadians including the game-winner while Shannon Szabados finished with 27 saves in net. The Canadians have won 20 straight games since Nagano in 1998.

On the U.S. side, Jessie Vetter stopped 28 shots. Meghan Duggan and Alex Carpenter were the goal-scorers for the Americans.

Posted by Sarah Wheeler
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