Jocelyne Lamoureux wins gold medal with beautiful shootout goal
It took 20 years, but the United States women’s hockey team got back that golden feeling.
The US women’s hockey team won the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics with a 3-2 win over rival Canada in a shootout. This goal by Jocelyne Lamoureux in the sixth round of the shootout was the golden goal:
PUT JOCELYNE LAMOUREUX ON THE HANDS TEAM!!! GOLD!!! #USA pic.twitter.com/qNtiC6Wlvz
— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) February 22, 2018
After Lamoureux scored, US goalie Maddie Rooney still needed to stop Meghan Agosta, who had beaten her for a goal earlier in the shootout. She stonewalled her to give the US the game and gold medal.
The win at PyeongChang gives the women’s hockey team its first gold medal since the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. They avenged an overtime loss to Canada at the 2014 Games in Sochi. Canada also beat the US in the gold medal game in 2010 and 2002.