US Women Win First Women’s Hockey Olympic Event

The United States won the gold in the first women’s ice hockey Olympic event. The US women scored 3-1 in their final game, winning all six games played during the Olympics. The win “closed the gap” on a US-Canadian rivalry.

Canadian coach Shannon Miller said, “I had a feeling of joy go through my body because I realized an Olympic gold medal was being hung on a female hockey player …. I couldn’t believe the impact it had on me.”


CNN - February 17, 1998

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