The fastest growing sector of hockey over the past decade has been women’s hockey. After two very successful decades of international women’s play at the World Championship level, women’s hockey expanded into the Winter Olympic scene in 1998. Despite the Canadians’ undefeated record at the previous five World Championships, the United States stormed by the Canucks to capture the first-ever Olympic gold medal in women’s ice hockey.
Olympic medals are uniquely manufactured for this one time event, including the event logo, further adding to its exclusivity for each participant. In addition, the composition of each medal accentuates its value, with amounts of gold, silver and bronze providing even more luster.
|1998 ||United States|