Canada's women's ice hockey team wins Olympic gold against the US team

Canada’s women’s ice hockey team wins Olympic gold against the US team

The Canadian women’s ice hockey team avenged their victory over the US team by returning the Olympic gold medal that America won from them at the last Olympics.

Canada retaliated against the US women’s ice hockey team on Thursday by wresting the Olympic gold medal America won from them at the last winter games.

A 3-2 final score for Canada left them elated after holding back the threat to fight back.

Canada led 3-1 in the third and final period when the US went 3-2 and had several chances to equalize.

The US, which had suffered the loss of top scorer Brianna Decker early in the tournament, could not match the firepower of the Canadians, who won with two goals from captain Marie-Philippe Poulain.

The US, which suffered the loss of top scorer Brianna Decker early in the tournament, was unable to match Thursday's Canadian firepower.

The US, which suffered the loss of top scorer Brianna Decker early in the tournament, was unable to match Thursday’s Canadian firepower.

PHOTO: Hannah Brandt of the United States and Megan Keller of the United States in battle with Brianna Jenner of Canada and Marie-Philip Poulain of Canada at the gold medal stage of the Olympic Games in women's ice hockey.

PHOTO: Hannah Brandt of the United States and Megan Keller of the United States in battle with Brianna Jenner of Canada and Marie-Philip Poulain of Canada at the gold medal stage of the Olympic Games in women’s ice hockey.

Members of the Canadian women's ice hockey team celebrate their victory over the United States in the gold medal match at Wukesong Arena.  Canada won 3-2.

Members of the Canadian women’s ice hockey team celebrate their victory over the United States in the gold medal match at Wukesong Arena. Canada won 3-2.

Sara Nurse, the first black woman to win gold in the women’s ice hockey Olympic final, scored another Canadian goal.

Hilary Knight and veteran Amanda Kessell scored for the USA.

Canada came into play with the support of a message from Justin Bieber, who tweeted to his 114 million followers: “Go for the golden ladies…we are so proud of you.”

Canada and the United States have won every women’s hockey title since the sport’s inception in 1998.

However, everything was up on the wall for the USA this time around as Canada beat them in a group match en route to the gold medal game.

Poulin admitted that today’s win was a way to avenge a gold medal loss against the US in South Korea in 2018.

“It’s so good. It’s a wonderful feeling. It was a hell of an effort. This is redemption,” she said.

Sarah Filler from Canada said: “This is insane. I can’t stop shaking. This is a dream come true.

“I don’t think I can find the words. I’m still shaking.”

She said her teammates “put their bodies on the line for us, for Canada”.

The awards ceremony for the US team (silver), the Canadian team (gold) and the Finnish team (bronze) after the women's hockey match between the Canadian and US teams.

The awards ceremony for the US team (silver), the Canadian team (gold) and the Finnish team (bronze) after the women’s hockey match between the Canadian and US teams.

Hilary Knight (21) of the USA celebrates with teammates on Thursday.  Canada ended with a 3-2 victory.  Canada's Sarah Filler said her teammates

Hilary Knight (21) of the USA celebrates with teammates on Thursday. Canada ended with a 3-2 victory. Canada’s Sarah Filler said her teammates “put their bodies on the line for us, for Canada.”

Hilary Knight of the USA celebrates her first goal with teammates.

Hilary Knight of the USA celebrates her first goal with teammates.

Canada Women's Team Celebrates GOLD: Canada and the United States have won every women's ice hockey title since the sport's inception in 1998.

Canada Women’s Team Celebrates GOLD: Canada and the United States have won every women’s ice hockey title since the sport’s inception in 1998.

Team USA Savannah Harmon No. 15, Hannah Brandt No. 20, Megan Keller No. 5 and Hilary Knight No. 21 of the USA react to Team Canada's loss in the gold medal hockey game on Thursday in Beijing.

Team USA Savannah Harmon No. 15, Hannah Brandt No. 20, Megan Keller No. 5 and Hilary Knight No. 21 of the USA react to Team Canada’s loss in the gold medal hockey game on Thursday in Beijing.

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