POWNAL, Maine - Bitter rivals on the ice, Team USA women's hockey captain Meghan Duggan and former Team Canada women's hockey captain Gillian Apps traded their chirps for wedding vows and their jerseys for dresses Saturday, Sept. 22, as the two were married during a ceremony in Pownal.
"The most incredible day of my entire life," wrote Duggan in an Instagram post.
Duggan served as captain for Team USA at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, where Team USA defeated Canada to win its first gold medal since making their Olympic debut in 1998.
Over the course of Duggan's career, she has helped lead Team USA to two Olympic silver medals, seven world titles and six Four Nations Cups. During the 2016-'17 season, Duggan played for the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League.
Apps, meanwhile, played for Team Canada during three Olympic Winter Games. Before retiring following the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Apps defeated her now-wife and Team USA in the gold medal game 3-2 in overtime. Apps also went on to lead Team Canada to a 2-0 victory in the gold medal game against Team USA in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Apps comes from a long line of Canadian hockey players. She is the granddaughter of Hockey Hall of Famer Syl Apps and daughter of for NHL player Syl Apps Jr.
Duggan and Apps aren't the first on-ice rivals to fall in love.
Former Team USA captain Julie Chu began dating former Team Canada captain Caroline Ouellette in 2005 and announced the arrival of their first child last November, according to a Team USA press release.