When it comes to Olympic hockey, Canada has a thing for gold.
Silver medals? Yuck. So very yuck, in fact, that, after the U.S. women’s team scored an epic, gold medal-clinching, 3-2 shootout victory over their chief rival Thursday in the PyeongChang Games, one Canadian player could not chuck her cootie-laden silver medal quickly enough. No sooner had the silver medal nestled onto the chest of the dejected Jocelyne Larocque than she removed it, as if to say, “Don’t get too comfortable there.”
“It’s just hard,” Larocque said (via the Associated Press). “You work so hard. We wanted gold but didn’t get it.”
At some point, she admitted, she would look differently on winning silver.