Kendall Coyne Wins Gold As U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Beats Canada

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA — Kendall Coyne — the pride of Palos Heights, IL — wore Olympic gold early Thursday morning as the U.S. women’s hockey team beat Canada in an improbable victory — the first for American women in 20 years.

The women’s gold-medal hockey win — 38 years to the day after the famous “Miracle on Ice” at Lake Placid — came in a 3-2 thriller against the U.S. team’s greatest rival and ended Canada’s bid for a fifth straight gold. This win is one for the history books, too.

After the game, Coyne celebrated with her teammates, skating across the ice with fellow forward Hilary Knight while holding an American flag overhead.