Family of hometown Olympian celebrates late-night gold medal

February 25 04:01 2018

“Honestly I did think we could win a medal, but it was very, very hard”, said Switzerland’s De Cruz.

“Usually we’re fighting and scraping to get into the playoffs but for five days we were the best team in the world and we did it at the right time“. She says she meant no disrespect but her emotions took over.

“I think it’s overplayed that Canada is the favorite”, Canada’s Marc Kennedy said.

Edin and Shuster will meet in Saturday’s gold-medal game. “It’s a little harder to swallow, but that’s the way it goes”. None of his family was going to miss it either, with his mom and dad, along with Jocelyne and Moniques’s husbands, in Pyeonchang, South Korea, and other siblings and family members watching back home in the United States.

When it was Larocque’s turn to receive her medal she yanked it straight off again, and was visibly upset as she left the ice, struggling to answer questions from the media as tears welled-up in her eyes.

“I think I just decided that 50 years from now, when my kids are showing my grandkids video from the Olympics, I didn’t want all my videos to be me failing”, said Shuster, a Chisholm native and Superior resident.

Rooney said she’s been told it’s important to stay calm under pressure.

The reigning world and Olympic champions didn’t reach the semifinals, bowing out after the round robin. And for the first time, the US will. Gigi Marvin, the oldest on the roster at 30, has been rooming with Rooney. They sweat, strain, lift, deal with injury and pain, go through agony so that when the moment comes, they will be physically and mentally strong enough to get the job done, to win the war. “We all knew she had it”. Rooney was spectacular as well, making 31 stops of her own.

In a pulsating match at the Gangneung Hockey Centre, the 10th ranked Germans raced into a 3-0 lead and held on towards the end despite a spirited comeback from the much fancied Canadians.

“Then she bounces back tall, after a goal or two”, Stauber said. “It really is a classic example of a great goaltender”. Monique Lamoureux was gifted with a breakaway and she finished with a wrister past Szabados, tying the game 2-2.

She has 17 goals in the Winter Games – one short of the record – and she also scored on the second Canadian attempt in the shootout to knot the tiebreaker 1-1.

As for Canada’s men’s team, she said it’s been known for some time the U.S.

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