Women's Hockey Team Prepares to Fight for the Gold

Published 02/20 2014 12:41PM

Updated 02/20 2014 12:46PM

SOCHI -- On Thursday, the U.S. Women's ice hockey team competes for a gold medal.

Bad blood doesn't even begin to describe the relationship between the US and Canada Women's ice hockey teams. Since women's ice hockey became an Olympic sport in 1998, only 2 countries have ever won a gold medal and they're the same two that will face off Thursday night in Sochi.

In addition to going for gold, the US will also be going for revenge. Canada's controversial 3-2 win in the group stage last week left a bitter taste.

"Everyone knows about the rivalry, there will be blood sweat and tears," said Veteran Julie Chu. "Of course we want revenge, I still want revenge from Vancouver."

Chu is playing in her 4th Olympic games with the US. The previous 3 trips ended with Canada taking home gold. Now the 31-year old hopes the 4th time's the charm.

"We came to win gold. I've been fortunate to go to 3 Olympics. We have 10 new players, not thinking about past, or future just what we can do tomorrow. "

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