USA-Canada Olympic Hockey Preview: American Women Eye Gold Medal Revenge

USA Women's hockey It’s payback time for the United States.

The U.S. women’s hockey team will face archrival Canada in Thursday’s gold medal game at the 2014 Winter Olympics. It’s a rematch of the final four years ago in Vancouver, when Team USA lost 2-0.

The U.S. enjoyed a four-game winning streak over the Canadians entering Sochi, but the defending Olympic champions beat the Americans 3-2 in the preliminary round last week. The victory extended the Canadians’ Olympic win streak to 19 games, which includes three consecutive gold medal victories.

The last major matchup between these rivals came at the 2013 World Championships, where the Americans defeated Canada 3-2 in the final. This big-game experience will help Team USA get off to a strong start in Thursday’s showdown.

Check out our preview below.

Key Skaters

Canada — Hayley Wickenheiser

The veteran forward is competing in her fifth Olympics and aiming to win…

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