Yes, Canada is playing the U.S. for gold for the fourth time in the five Olympics. But if you think this is the same old game, think again. The sport is improving year to year, not just Olympiad to Olympiad.
Coach Katey Stone is about to lead arguably the best U.S. women's hockey team assembled into the Olympics. If she succeeds in ending the Americans' gold-medal drought, it will due in large part to how her family has influenced her coaching style.
The frenemy combat between the U.S. and Canadian women's hockey teams doesn't get the exposure or recognition it deserves. The feud is one of a kind because the two teams share the same love (hockey) and the same hate (losing).