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.”