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Heartbreaker: Arlington’s Katey Stone Coaches U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team to Silver in Sochi

The U.S. team allowed two late goals in regulation to Canada Thursday and then lost 8:10 into overtime.

Arlington’s Katey Stone talks to her team before the overtime period. Photo credit: @USOlympic on Twitter
Arlington’s Katey Stone talks to her team before the overtime period. Photo credit: @USOlympic on Twitter

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.

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Joan Bowler Caruso February 20, 2014 at 03:16 PM
They played their hearts out. They have nothing to be ashamed of. Great try USA LADIES
Molly Johnson February 20, 2014 at 04:02 PM
Um, am I missing something? What exactly is heartbreaking about an Olympic silver medal? Most of us will live our entire lives and never get within shooting distance of such an achievement. Great try, my foot! Great WIN! Well done! Congratulations! USA WOMEN ROCK! Let the celebrating begin!
Hokey Wolf February 20, 2014 at 04:45 PM
Molly you are so right .. What is wrong with silver ? Nothing . But then again it is Arlington and many have the winning is everything attitude . Great Game ladies nothing to be ashamed about ..
robert bartholomew February 20, 2014 at 07:25 PM
Great WORK by all the coaches, players and staff! You have set the benchmark , for all the young girls that aspire to wear the Red , White and Blue! We all STAND UP FOR OUR COUNTRY!! We will see them again, someday!! USA HOCKEY# 1 contratulations!!
rt February 20, 2014 at 07:45 PM
I think you meant, USA HOCKEY # 2. Canada is # 1, four times in a row.
fatty arbuckle February 21, 2014 at 08:42 AM
whats wrong with silver? well when you were leading with by two goals with a mater of minutes left and you end up losing the gold that's whats wrong with it. Canada only needed 3 minutes of play to win. play 60 minutes of hockey not 50 leave that type of play to the Bruins
Hokey Wolf February 21, 2014 at 08:44 AM
Mr Bartholomew , you have to excuse Griselda/Eyesore , see he is part of the " New Arlington " . The win at all costs , winning is everything . They are the kid of people that are killing youth sports today . They only care about their kid and twit kid only . That's why we are seeing the xbox generation of youth in this counrty . The mediocre athlete gets pushed to the side and forgotten . Long deserved thank you to you for all you have done for the youth of this town ...

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