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UMD Gold Medalists welcomed back to Duluth

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DULUTH, MN -

It's been almost two months since the USA Women's hockey team beat Canada in a dramatic shootout in this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea. 

The pair is now back in the Northland showing off their hardware. 

Current UMD Goalie Maddie Rooney and her former UMD Teammate Sidney Morin arrived at Grandma's Sports Garden Thursday night to a hero's welcome. 

"Yeah, I think it really hit us on that media tour. We had jerseys and medals on everyday and going to a new city everyday, and it was such a humbling experience to see all the support from different communities around the country. It was awesome," Rooney said. 

"Definitely something you can carry around with you more offten then not, so it's been pretty cool to share it with people around the state and around the country," Morin added.

The two made numerous appearances all over the nation, including: the Ellen Show, the Tonight Show and ceremonial puck drops at NHL games before the welcome home event.

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