PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) _ No gold, no-go on silver for Jocelyne Larocque.
The defenseman for Team Canada refused to wear her silver medal at the postgame ceremony after the United States won the gold with a 3-2 shootout victory on Thursday.
After having it placed around her neck, Larocque immediately took it off and held it in her left hand.
"We were going for gold," Larocque said. "We were chasing a gold medal."
Several members of the Canadian team wept on the ice while accepting the silver medals.
"When you just fall short and you're just so close, that's a natural emotion to have afterward," Canada coach Laura Schuler said. "Hopefully one day, they'll be able to be proud of their efforts and know they gave everything they have."
Losing in the gold-medal game isn't something Canada is used to. It had won the last four Olympic gold medals, and last lost in 1998 to the United States.
"There's not a lot of words that can describe how you feel," Canada coach Laura Schuler said. "It was a great game of hockey."
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the deciding goal on a jaw-dropping, triple-deke in the sixth round of the shootout.
After Maddie Rooney made the final save to seal it, the American players piled over the boards, flung off their gloves and celebrated on the ice.
Meanwhile, the stunned Canadians began consoling each other. By the time the medal ceremony began, several players had clearly been crying _ and a frustrated Larocque made it clear she wasn't happy with silver.
"It was a hard-fought game," said Larocque, who won gold with Canada in Sochi four years ago. "We gave everything we had."
Social media was buzzing as soon as Larocque removed her medal, with many saying she was a poor sport.
Someone also quickly updated Larocque's Wikipedia page, where her listed playing position was: "Sore loser."
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