Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson played with Canada’s hearts and the Great White North lost the game.
Lamoureux-Davidson helped Team USA win the gold medal with her incredible shootout goal against Canada early Thursday. The special move she used to fake out Canada goalie Shannon Szabados even has a name, the “Oops! I Did It Again.”
She told BBC she’s done the Britney Spears-inspired move “thousands of times” around tires on open ice. Lamoureux-Davidson was “thrilled” she was able to execute the move effectively to bring the U.S. team a gold medal.
“I’ve butchered it a thousand times, ran into tires, tripped over tires just working on my hands. I’m just glad it worked out this time,” Lamoureux-Davidson said.
Lamoureux-Davidson’s twin sister, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, said the move came about from their assistant coach Peter Elander, when they were at the University of North Dakota.
U.S. women’s hockey wins gold
“We’ve screwed it up plenty of times, but she pulled the perfect time to pull it off,” Monique Lamoureux-Morando told BBC.
Team USA won the gold following a 3-2 win in a shootout. The gold medal victory was the women team’s first since 1998.
Canada and the U.S. have had a long-running Olympic rivalry. The U.S. was able to avenge their loss to Canada in the gold medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.