Team USA defeats Team Canada for Olympic gold in women's hockey


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Team USA defeated Team Canada 3-2 in the 2018 women's olympic hockey gold medal game. 

Team USA was down 2-1 through most of the third period, until Monique Lamoureux tied the game at two with 6:21 to go in the third period. 

Tied 2-to-2 after regulation, the game remained that way following 20 minutes of sudden death overtime. 

The game winning goal was scored by Jocelyne Lamoureux during a five-person shootout. 

With the win Team USA breaks a gold medal drought in women's olympic hockey that dates back to the 1998 Olympic Games Nagano, Japan. 

The last time Team USA and Team Canada faced off in a gold medal women's hockey was on April 7, 2017 during the IIHF Women's Hockey World Championship. In that game, Team USA defeated Team Canada 3-to-2 in overtime. 

Team Canada has won the last four olympic gold medals in women's hockey.