USA vs. Canada women’s hockey gold medal showdown

Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 13 - Canada v United States

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Amanda Kessel relished the opportunity her American women’s ice hockey team has earned at the Sochi Games. They’ll play for Olympic gold; but they’ll also get another chance to finally vanquish their rivals to the north.

Their second meeting of the tournament – Canada won in preliminaries, 3-2 – was inevitable; despite the women’s tournament being more competitive than in previous Olympics, these are the titans of their sport. Canada has won 19 consecutive Olympic contests, collecting three straight gold medals – including wins over the U.S. in Salt Lake City and Vancouver.

It’s the greatest rivalry in international hockey, no matter the gender of the participants. The competition is fierce.
Martin Rogers

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