The Grind for the Gold

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Tonight, USA and Canada will square off for the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship. The Players’ Tribune has been embedded with Team USA all week long in Kamloops, British Columbia. Here is the first behind-the-scenes look at the journey to the gold medal game through the eyes of the players. Stay tuned for more this week. 

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