The USA Hockey team got a special message from the White House on Saturday only hours after beating the Russians in Olympic hockey. The game was tough and not without controversy, but the USA hockey action got presidential approval. On Saturday morning the White House released a message to Team USA and it came directly from the Commander-in-Chief.
“Congrats to T.J. Oshie and the U.S. men's hockey team on a huge win! Never stop believing in miracles. #GoTeamUSA –bo,” tweeted the White House from the official Twitter account. While the majority of the time the White House doesn’t weigh in on sporting situations and messages are found on President Obama’s Twitter feed, this was different. After all the USA hockey team is representing all of America.
The United States won in a 3-2 shootout win over the Russians on Saturday. Considered one of the best Olympic hockey games so far, it was the world’s greatest rivalries on the ice for a game that will be talked about for days. What made this game so remarkable for USA hockey? The teams were tied at 2-2 at the end of regulation so the game went into a shootout. American T.J. Oshie scored four times on six tries to ensure a U.S. victory.
Getting a Presidential message of congratulations doesn't happen too often so hopefully Team USA got the chance to see it!