Love is in the air, and on the ice.
American forward Meghan Duggan and former Canadian women's hockey team forward Gillian Apps married last weekend in Pownal, Maine. Duggan called this on Instagram the "most incredible day of my entire life."
The U.S. Olympic Committee tweeted a picture of the couple, saying "True love overcomes even the largest of rivalries." The Canadian Olympic Committee added on Twitter: "From competitors on the ice to partners for life."
Canada and the U.S. have met in five of the six women's Olympic hockey finals.
Duggan captained the U.S. Olympic team that beat Canada for this year's title in South Korea. Apps had already retired.
Apps, granddaughter of Hockey Hall of Fame member Syl Apps, was part of Canadian teams that beat Duggan's for Olympic gold in 2010 and 2014. Apps also won gold with Canada in 2006.
They’re not the only high-profile, cross-border couple in women’s hockey.
Caroline Ouellette, Canada’s captain at the 2014 Winter Games, and former U.S. team captain Julie Chu had a baby daughter Nov. 5, 2017.
Ouellette, who officially announced her retirement earlier this week, won four Olympic gold medals while Chu was a member of American teams that lost to Canada in three finals.
The Canadian Press contributed to this report.