Canadian women lose in final

United States claims roller hockey gold

Team Canada was three minutes away from a world championship.

The Canadian national women's inline hockey team led the United States 1-0 with three minutes remaining in the gold medal game at the FIRS World Inline Hockey Championships Saturday in California. Canada had taken the lead when Jackie Jarrell scored with just nine seconds left in the first half. Just when it looked like Canada would claim a second straight world championship, the wheels fell off.

The United States tied the game with 2:59 left to play. Fourteen seconds later, they scored the game winner. The USA then hung on to win gold to avenge last year's loss to Canada in Columbia.

Meanwhile, the Canadian men's national team also had to settle for a silver medal. Canada was thumped 8-2 by the Czech Republic at the World tournament, held in Anahiem, California.

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