American women take silver in hockey

February 26, 2010 

USA players watch as the Canadian flag is carried during the medal ceremony after Canada beat USA 2-0 to win the women's gold medal ice hockey game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010.

CHRIS O'MEARA / AP PHOTO

Defenseman Kerry Weiland of Palmer and her Team USA mates had to settle for silver today, when Canada beat the Americans 2-0 to capture the gold medal in women's hockey at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Weiland's silver adds to her World Championship bounty -- she has won two gold medals and two silver medals at the worlds.

The former Wisconsin All-American logged 8 minutes, 44 seconds of ice time in the finale, and earned an even rating, which means she was not on the ice for either Canadian goal.

Weiland wasn't the only Alaska connection in the gold-medal game. Canada defenseman Meaghan Mikkelson is the fiancee of Alaska Aces goaltender Scott Reid. American forwards Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux are the twin sisters of former Aces goalie Jean-Philippe Lamoureux, and American captain Natalie Darwitz is the cousin of UAA defenseman Drew Darwitz.

Canada prospered thanks to two first-period goals from Marie-Philip Poulin and 28 saves from goalie Shannon Szabados.

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