U.S. Women’s Olympic Team wins ESPY for Best Game
The U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team has won another award because of its gold medal victory over Canada in February.
On Wednesday night, the team won the ESPY Award (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) for Best Game for its 3-2 shootout win Feb. 21 over Canada in South Korea.
It was the USA’s first Olympic gold in Women’s hockey since 1998, when it won the first-ever Women’s Olympic gold medal in the sport in Nagano, Japan.
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the shootout winner on a spectacular move, and then goalie Maddie Rooney stuffed Canada’s Meghan Agosta to clinch the gold.
The Women’s Team was also nominated for Best Team and Best Olympic Moment. The World Series champion Houston Astros won the team award while snowboarder Shaun White won best Olympic moment for his gold medal-winning final run in the half pipe event.
On Tuesday night, the Women’s team was honored as the 2018 Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year at the fourth annual Sports Humanitarian Awards, presented by ESPN, at the Novo in Los Angeles.
The award honors a sports club or team that demonstrates how teamwork can create a measurable impact on a community or cause.