Inside the 1998 U.S. Women’s Hockey Team’s Locker Room Celebration

Check out how Team USA got the party started in Nagano after beating Canada 3-1 in the first Olympic gold medal game in women's hockey.

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First to score a goal in an Olympic gold medal game in women's hockey, Gretchen Ulion raises a cup to celebrate victory.
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Angela Ruggiero (l), Tara Mounsey (c) and Katie King (r) celebrate winning gold in Nagano on the way to the locker room.
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Goalies Sarah Tueting (l) and Sara DeCosta (r) receive hugs from their teammates after beating Canada in the gold medal game at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
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With gold medals hanging from their necks, Team USA kicks off their Olympic celebration in the locker room in Nagano.
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Angela Ruggiero (l) and Katie King (r) mug for the camera after winning gold in Nagano.
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Sue Merz (l) and Sara DeCosta (r) in the locker room after winning gold.
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Sara DeCosta (l) and Laurie Baker (r) go bottoms up with the champagne in Nagano with team equipment manager Bob "Webby" Webster.
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Gold medal game-winning goalie, Sarah Tueting in the locker room after the win.
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First to score a goal in an Olympic gold medal game in women's hockey, Gretchen Ulion raises a cup to celebrate victory.
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Head Coach Ben Smith looks on as his team celebrates winning the first Olympic gold medal in women's hockey in Nagano.
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