On Wednesday the USA men’s hockey team failed to secure a chance at the podium after losing in a shootout to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals. This is the second consecutive Games that the team has not medaled after losing in the bronze medal game in Sochi. However, yesterday the USA women’s team beat Team Canada for the gold after a dramatic, 6 round shoutout. Some of us were there to witness their hard fought win and emotional post-game celebration. While most winter Olympians receive their medal at the Medal Ceremony the night of their event, hockey medals are awarded immediately after the game. Angela Ruggerio of the OIC (see my previous post) presented the medals, which must have been a truly special moment for her as she herself has earned 4 olympic medals.