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Toronto, Sept 26 (Canadian-Media): Meghan Duggan, captain of the US women's Olympic hockey team and three-time Olympic gold medal winner Gillian Apps of the Canadian women's team, tied the knot, over the weekend, media reports said.
Gillian Apps and Meghan Duggan pictured on their wedding day. Image credit: Twitter handle of Canada
Congratulating them, Michelle Jay, freelancer and photoblogger tweeted as follows:
“True love overcomes even the largest of rivalries. Just ask Meghan Duggan,” the team said in a statement.
Apps, 34, the Unionville, Ont. native is a granddaughter of Hockey Hall of Famer Syl Apps and daughter of NHL player Syl Apps Jr. retired from Olympic hockey in 2015.
While Apps worked as an assistant coach with the women’s hockey program at Boston College, Duggan played for the Boston Pride during the 2016-2017 season.
“The U.S.-Canada ice hockey rivalry is one of the most storied in team sports, with the two nations competing for every gold medal since the women’s world championship began in 1990,” Team USA said a statement.
“From competitors on the ice to partners for life,” Team Canada said. “Congrats!”
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)