WNY native Emily Pfalzer, Team USA win ESPY for “Best Game”

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Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, center, celebrates with Kelly Pannek, left, and Emily Pfalzer, of the United States, after scoring a goal during the second period of the preliminary round of the women’s hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

20 years after capturing Gold at the Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, Emily Pfalzer and Team USA won the United State’s first Gold Medal since 1998 in a thrilling 3-2 shootout victory over their rivals from Canada.

The game, was an instant classic, with the US tying the game at two late in regulation before going on to win.

For their performance, Pfalzer and her teammates were honored with “Best Game” ESPY Wednesday night in Los Angeles at the 26th ESPY Awards.

Pfazler, who is a Buffalo native, attended high school at Nichols before heading to Boston College.

Dani Cameranesi and goaltender Nicole Hensely, who both signed with the Buffalo Beauts, were also apart of the Gold medal team in Pyeongchang.

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