Hockey's Three Stars from Day 14 at the Olympics

Ruben Hill
February 24, 2018

She weaved in on twice gold medal victor Shannon Szabados, moved to her left with a backhand that drew the Canadian goaltender toward her and then pulled the puck to her forehand and slid it in behind her. They were the only two members of the country's Alpine team to earn a medal at the Pyeongchang Games - and the only two to hold news conferences a day after the sport's last two individual events. But the Czech Republic had a superstar goalie of its own in Dominik Hasek, and he stopped 30 shots in regulation and overtime, then all five Canadian shooters in a shootout, in a 2-1 victory. Team USA was able to come out on top, winning their first gold medal in four Winter Games, courtesy of Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson's deciding goal. A Canada team featuring the likes of Joe Sakic, Chris Pronger and Martin Bordeur was stymied by goaltender Martin Gerber in a huge upset loss to the Swiss.

"In the moment, I was disappointed with the outcome of the game, and my emotions got the better of me", she wrote. As it is, she became the oldest woman to win an Alpine medal.

Canadian women's hockey player, Jocelyne Larocque, was not too happy with her team's second place finish to team USA.

A distraught Larocque was criticised after refusing to wear her medal during the ceremony after a dramatic penalty shootout defeat in Pyeongchang on Thursday. It said that any Germans visiting Canada at this time should avoid the topic of ice hockey.

A short while later, Larocque was faced with questions from the press. "She said she's going to keep trying to convince me".

But besides opinions about her sportsmanship, it turns out, according to The Globe and Mail, removing her medal was actually illegal. It's a really... hard game at this level, and you're playing guys that are playing really well. "I think we're going to cherish these next couple weeks, then kind of reevaluate down the road".

The reigning world silver medallist from Marystown, N.L., skating to music from "Black Swan", scored 152.15 in her long program for a combined score of 231.02. When asked if the silver medal was any consolation, she responded, "I mean, yeah". We were crying on the phone, and just what a moment.

Now Larocque is apologizing for her action. "I don't know if I could fill Lindsey's shoes, the way that she has worn them", Shiffrin said.

And her uncle said that people criticizing her weren't completely fair.

"I definitely understand it".

"A couple of penalties early on, and the second period we were in the box the whole game on", Ebbett said.

Korea, which debuted at the Olympics with a historic combined team including 12 North Koreans, moved up from No. 22 to 17 in the new world rankings released after the US victory. Many called it unsportsmanlike, while others defended it as an emotional reaction.

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