๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ IHLC Classics: Wendell’s Winner Nets First Gold For Team USA

From time to time, TheIHLC.com will feature detailed recaps and boxscores of some of the most legendary games in international hockey history, considered to be “IHLC Classics.” Today, in honour of American Independence Day, we feature the first Gold Medal for the United States women’s team, captured in a thrilling shootout in 2005.

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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 1-0 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย (SO)
Women’s World Championshipย Gold Medal Game
Cloetta Center,ย Linkรถping ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
Saturday, 09 April 2005

Few team sports have been dominated so emphatically by one country as womenโ€™s hockey by Canada. Since the inception of the World Womenโ€™s Championship into the IIHF program in 1990, Team Canada won all eight championships leading up to the ninth Womenโ€™s World tournament in Sweden in 2005. Additionally, Canada had won the 2002 Olympic gold. The only blemish to Canadaโ€™s womenโ€™s record was USAโ€™s win in the 1998 Olympics.
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