Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Pyeongchang 2018/Ice Hockey’ Category

U.S. wins women’s hockey gold in shootout to end Canadian Olympic reign

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Canada's reign as four-time Olympic women's hockey champions ended in a 3-2 shootout loss to the United States at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Canada’s captain lucky not to get booted from gold-medal game

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Canadian captain Marie-Philip Poulin wasn't penalized after hitting Brianna Decker of the U.S. in the head, during the third period.

Underdog German hockey team well-prepared for absence of NHL players

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Unheralded Germany takes on Team Canada Friday in men's semifinal action. And while the Germans were seeded 10th in Pyeongchang, they may be one of the teams able to handle the absence of NHL stars better than most.

Team Canada embraces its identity to advance to men’s hockey semis

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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If there was any doubt how much this Olympic opportunity means to this bunch of unheralded Canadian journeymen hockey players, all you had to do was watch the final 90 seconds of their determined quarter-final victory over Finland.

Canada edges Finland to reach men’s hockey semifinals

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Canada's men's hockey team is still in the hunt for an Olympic medal after defeating Finland 1-0 in Wednesday's quarter-final in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

‘It’s like our Stanley Cup’: Canada-U.S. battle for women’s hockey gold

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Canada's Brianne Jenner knows exactly what to expect when her squad and the United States meet Wednesday (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 11 p.m. ET) in a one-game showdown for the Olympic gold medal in women's hockey: "A battle for the ages, as usual."

Finland edges OAR for 3rd Olympic women’s hockey bronze

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Noora Raty stopped 20 shots to lead Finland to a 3-2 victory over the Russians for the women's hockey bronze medal on Wednesday, putting the Finns on the Olympic podium with the United States and Canada for the third time.

U.S. men eliminated in hockey quarter-finals

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Pavel Francouz stopped all five shooters and Petr Kouka scored the shootout winner as the Czech Republic eliminated the United States men's hockey team with a 3-2 victory in the quarter-finals at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Wednesday.

Hockey Canada objects to French pronunciation of players’ names

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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The French-speaking public address announcer for hockey games at the Winter Olympics was at the centre of a spat this week over the pronunciation of some Canadian players names.

Wojtek Wolski’s dark days in hockey now illuminated by Olympic light

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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Before he made his remarkable return from two fractured vertebrae 16 months ago, Wojtek Wolski found a way to dig himself out of a deep depression.