Feb. 22, 2018, 4:04 a.m. (ET)

The U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team achieved a two-decade-long goal Thursday when it defeated archrival Canada for the gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, which marked Team USA's first Olympic title since the sport's debut in 1998 and Canada's first loss in the gold-medal game since then. The Americans defeated their rivals from the north 3-2 in a penalty shootout behind heroic efforts from Maddie Rooney and Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson to bring home gold for the first time since 1998. Relive the momentous night through photos.

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Regulation

Jocelyne Lamoureux shoots the puck during the women's hockey gold medal game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Monique Lamoureux celebrates after scoring a goal during the women's hockey gold medal game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Jennifer Wakefield shoots the puck during the women's hockey gold medal game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Jocelyne Lamoureux fights for control of the puck during the women's hockey gold medal game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Melodie Daoust shoots the puck against Maddie Rooney during the women's hockey gold medal game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

The Shootout

Gigi Marvin scores a goal against Canada in the overtime penalty shootout during the women's hockey gold medal game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Meghan Agosta of Canada scores a goal against Maddie Rooney in the overtime penalty shootout during the women's hockey gold medal game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Jocelyne Lamoureux scores a goal against Canada in the overtime penalty shootout during the women's hockey gold medal game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Natalie Spooner of Canada is unable to score a goal against Maddie Rooney  in the overtime penalty shootout during the women's hockey gold medal game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Maddie Rooney makes a save against Canada in the overtime penalty shootout during the women's hockey gold medal game at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

The Celebration Is On

Team USA celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the women's hockey gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Team USA celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the women's hockey gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Team USA celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the women's hockey gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Team USA celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the women's hockey gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

 

Gigi Marvin celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the women's hockey gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Hilary Knight hugs Kendall Coyne after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the women's hockey gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Team USA celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the women's hockey gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

 

Team USA celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the women's hockey gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.


Team USA celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the women's hockey gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.