Team USA Women’s Hockey captain Meghan Duggan married retired Team Canada player Gillian Apps over the weekend in Maine. The couple played against each other twice Apps and Duggan played against each other twice at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.
Both are three time Olympic champions.
True love overcomes even the largest of rivalries. 🇺🇸🇨🇦️
Congrats to @mduggan10 on her marriage to Gillian Apps.
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— Team USA (@TeamUSA) September 25, 2018
Via Team USA:
The 2018 Olympic ice hockey gold medalist married Gillian Apps on Saturday in Pownal, Maine. Apps also played ice hockey – but for Team Canada.
Duggan served as captain for Team USA at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, where the U.S. women’s team defeated Canada to win its first gold medal since it first did so at the sport’s Olympic debut 20 years ago. Over the course of her career, she has also helped Team USA to two Olympic silver medals, seven world titles and six Four Nations Cups.
Apps, meanwhile, comes from a line of Canadian hockey players, as the granddaughter of Hockey Hall of Famer Syl Apps and daughter of NHL player Syl Apps Jr. She played for Team Canada at three Olympic Winter Games, playing against her now-wife at Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 before retiring from her international team.
The lesson here is that rivalries are no match for love. The USA and Canada hockey rivalry is officially dead. Congratulations to Duggan and Apps for bringing two countries together.
The most incredible day of my entire life ❤️ pic.twitter.com/zDlSBWmCDj
— Meghan Duggan (@mduggan10) September 24, 2018