America got a healthy dose of feel-good news this week with the gold-medal win of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team over Canada’s team. The U.S. team won by a score of 3-2. Way to go, ladies!
This is the first time an American team has won a gold medal in women’s hockey since it first became an Olympic event in 1998. Team Canada has won the gold medal in this event each time since then – until now.
The U.S. Women’s Hockey Team win came at a great time, a time when we need something positive. Something that pulls Americans together amid all of the sad news – such as the mass shooting that occurred at a high school in Parkland, Fla on Feb. 14. And amid the divisiveness on issues – such as the debate on whether the government should ban the commercial sale of assault weapons (not counting the U.S. military, of course). Don’t get me started on that issue!
It’s an important issue. Discussion and debate on topics, such as how to keep our children safer in schools, should not stop.
But this feel-good news, something all Americans can support and smile about, is a wonderful thing!
As if earning a gold medal isn’t enough, there is another reason to be proud of this year’s U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team.
“This team will go down in history not only for their play on the ice, but for their willingness to fight for equal rights. Last March, they threatened to sit out the world championships if USA Hockey did not give in to demands for equitable treatment to the men’s team and provide improved salary and benefits to women. USA Hockey looked for replacement players, but women’s hockey players in the United States stood together and won increased wages and perks,” abcnews.go.com reported.
Like I said: “Way to go, ladies!”