After letting a 2-0 lead slip late in regulation to Canada Thursday, the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, with Arlington’s Katey Stone behind the bench, couldn’t recover in overtime, as Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin scored 8:10 into the extra period to give her team the gold.
Poulin scored on a 5-on-3 power play.
The win gives Canada its fourth straight Olympic gold medal in women’s ice hockey. The U.S. team won the gold at the Nagano games in 1998, the first time the sport was contested.
With 3:26 left in regulation, Canada’s Brianne Jenner scored to cut the United States lead in half, at 2-1. After a United States shot hit the post of Canada’s empty net, Poulin scored the equalizer in regulation with 55 seconds remaining.
The United States’ Meghan Duggan scored halfway through the second period, teammate Alex Carpenter halfway through the third.
Stone is the first woman to ever lead the U.S. team in the Olympics. She has been Harvard University’s coach for the last 18 seasons and is the NCAA Division I active wins leader.
Earlier Thursday Switzerland defeated Sweden 4-3 for the bronze medal.