Stevenson students watch Bozek in gold medal game
Stevenson High School students had special incentive to watch Thursday's Olympic women's hockey game between the U.S. and Canada -- they were hoping to see alum Megan Bozek win gold.
TVs in the hallways were tuned to the rivalry game during lunch periods throughout the Lincolnshire school, but the outcome would be silver, not golden.
Canada stunned Team USA, scoring two goals in the final four minutes of regulation and finished the shocking comeback with a goal in overtime to clinch their fourth straight Olympic gold.
"They choked, they blew it, sad day. I'm depressed," Stevenson senior Tim Park said after the game.
Bozek, 22, graduated from Stevenson in 2009. She had one goal and two assists as the U.S. beat Sweden 6-1 in the semifinals. She was held scoreless against Canada.
Stevenson junior Sophia Way, whose older sister, Stacey, graduated with Bozek, said it's been an awesome experience seeing her friend compete on the world stage.
"It's really awesome seeing her playing right now in the Olympics," Way said. "It's surreal. She's doing a great job. We're all really proud of her."