On the 38th anniversary of the Miracle On Ice, Team USA defeated Team Canada 3-2 in a shootout to give the US women’s team its first goal medal in 20 years.
Rockville, Maryland native and Washington Pride alum Haley Skarupa was the first woman from the Washington metro area ever named to a US Hockey Olympic roster. During the medal ceremony, one of her friends held up a Maryland flag along the glass at Gangneung Hockey Centre.
You spy the MD flag on the glass in the corner behind Finland? pic.twitter.com/Qdxtrwv8bb
— William Stilwell (@LoudGoat) February 22, 2018
Eventually the MD flag would make it onto the ice where Skarupa would pose with it.
Skarupa recently took a photo with Alex Ovechkin at the 2018 All-Star Game in Tampa.
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During the gold-medal game, Team USA skaters Hilary Knight and Monique Lamoureux scored in regulation while Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Amanda Kessel, and Gigi Marvin scored goals in a thrilling shootout.
— Steven Ellis (@StevenEllisNHL) February 22, 2018
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) February 22, 2018
The victory avenges USA’s loss to the Canadiens four years ago in Sochi.
Headline photo: @LoudGoat
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