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Lancaster's Adam Page has returned home to Western New York with another Paralympics sled hockey goal medal. Page, 26, and Team USA recently won its third consecutive gold medal with a 2-1 overtime victory against Canada in Gangneung, South Korea. "I would have to say the experience was amazing and cannot put into words the feeling winning a third gold medal in three…

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The U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team won its third consecutive gold medal with a 2-1 overtime victory against Canada in Gangneung, South Korea. The Americans have now won four gold medals and a bronze in the six Paralympic Winter Games. "This was a tremendous game to have been apart of and something this group will remember forever," coach Guy Gosselin said. "It was …

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Western New Yorkers were more interested in the Pyeongchang Olympics than much of the nation, but interest dropped sharply here in the final three days of prime time coverage. Over the 18 days of coverage, WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) averaged a 13.0 rating, down about 13 percent from the 15.0 rating it averaged for the Sochi Olympics in 2014. Channel 2 researcher Jon May rep…

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By SCOTT CACCIOLA GANGNEUNG, South Korea – John Shuster, the face of U.S. curling for the past four Winter Olympics, had a gold medal draped around his neck for the first time in his life Saturday. Moments before, he and his teammates had done what jubilant curlers do, raised their brooms aloft in screaming excitement over an improbable victory. Yet at that moment it wa…

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The results were not what USA Hockey was hoping for at the Winter Olympics, but Williamsville native David Leggio was grateful for the opportunity. Leggio, a goaltender, was named to the 25-man roster in January and played for Team USA in an international competition for the fourth time but the first at the Olympics. Leggio, 33,  represented the United States at the wor…

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Derby's Tricia Mangan narrowly lost her individual race and the United States fell Friday in the first round to Great Britain in the inaugural Alpine team event Friday at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Mangan finished six-hundredths of a second behind Alexandra Tilley in their head-to-head race, the third of the four individual races between the teams. Tilley finis…

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Emily Regan watched the U.S. women's hockey team win the Olympic gold medal and she was nearly in tears of joy. Regan knows what this moment is all about, winning gold with the U.S. women's rowing team in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Against the backdrop of that experience, she watched fellow Western New Yorker, and fellow Nichols graduate, Emily Pfalzer get her turn at the g…

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Shelley Looney woke up Thursday morning feeling groggy and sounding like she had finished chugging a 12-pack of gravel. She was working on little sleep after tossing and turning before finally drifting off after 3:30 a.m., knowing the U.S. women's hockey team beat Canada for the gold medal in the Olympics. Twenty years after she scored the winning goal that lifted the A…

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Emily Pfalzer is coming back to Buffalo with an Olympic gold medal. Pfalzer, a Getzville native and Nichols School graduate, was a member of the U.S. women's hockey team that beat Canada 3-2 in a dramatic shootout late Wednesday night (Eastern time) to end the Canadians' Olympic winning streak. The U.S. team last won the gold in 1998. Pfalzer posed with her medal and…

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It wouldn't be surprising if there are a lot of sleepy people at work this morning in Western New York after so many compelling TV events aired Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. If you were on Twitter from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, you might have thought a good portion of WNY was tuned in to the riveting CNN Town Hall, "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Dou…

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By Matthew Futterman  GANGNEUNG, South Korea – It happens every four years. The United States and Canada play for Olympic gold in women’s hockey, and the game usually goes down to the wire. This one did that and more. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the game-winning goal in a shootout on Thursday to give the United States a 3-2 victory against Canada, the four-t…

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Derby skier Tricia Mangan and her family have been overwhelmed with messages and well wishes since Mangan was added to Team USA for the Winter Olympics just days before the Opening Ceremonies. Here is a message and an update from her parents, David and Martha Mangan, and family.  "Thank you to everyone for the fabulous support you have offered Tricia and Team USA these …

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I was amazed to discover Monday that halfway through the PyeongChang Olympics, Buffalo's WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) is in 12th place nationally in TV ratings among the 56 NBC affiliates. I was even more amazed Tuesday when Channel 2 researcher Jon May advised me that the station has moved up to No. 8 in household ratings in prime time, No. 2 in weekday and weekend daytime view…

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Adam Kilgore, Washington Post GANGNEUNG, South Korea - As the clock ticked toward the conclusion of overtime, Coach Tony Granato thought, "I don't like the idea of this." His team was playing to delay the end. Most of the U.S. men's hockey players had come from European teams, minor leagues or semiretirement. A win meant another day here, another day of USA across the c…