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Canada Defeats Sweden 3-0 to Win Gold in Men’s Hockey
February 23rd, 2014 at 9:17 AM
For the second straight Winter Olympics, Canada has won gold in men's hockey.  In 2010, they needed overtime to defeat the United States 3-2 with Sidney Crosby scoring the "golden goal".  This year it was a different story.  Canada took care of Sweden on Sunday by defeating them 3-0.  Jonathan...

Canada Shuts Out the United States 1-0 to Advance to Gold Medal Game in Men’s Hockey
February 21st, 2014 at 11:43 AM
As if the women's gold medal game between Canada and the United States wasn't intense enough on Thursday, the men brought another level of intensity on Friday.  In the second semifinal of the day, Canada and the United States squared off to see who would take on Sweden for the...

Canada Forward John Tavares Suffers Injury, Will Miss Rest of NHL Season
February 20th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
Canada forward John Tavares took an awkward hit in the second period during the quarterfinal game against Latvia.  He headed to the dressing room in discomfort and did not return to the ice.  The way his knee twisted did not initially look good and it seems that what we all...

Canada Holds on to Beat Latvia 2-1, Will Face the United States on Friday
February 19th, 2014 at 11:51 AM
You can breathe now, Canada.  Wednesday's men's hockey game featuring Canada and Latvia was supposed to be an easy game for Canada in which they would cruise to the semifinal.  Especially since Latvia wasn't even supposed to make it this far themselves.  The game started off with Canada dominating and...

Canada to Take on Latvia in Men’s Hockey Quarterfinal
February 18th, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Canada has found out its opponent for Wednesday's quarterfinal in men's hockey and to much surprise they will be taking on Latvia.  Latvia upset Switzerland on Tuesday by winning 3-1.  Latvia did not win a game in the preliminary round.  This win marks the first time Latvia has won in...

Jeff Carter Leads Canada to 6-0 Victory Over Austria in Men’s Hockey
February 14th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Canada opened up their 2014 Olympics with a 3-1 win over Norway on Thursday.  Most of the country panicked and several questioned whether they had what it takes to go far in this tournament.  Well, based on their performance on Friday there should be little to worry about going forward. ...

Patrick Chan Falls Short of Gold, Wins Silver in Men’s Figure Skating
February 14th, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Canada's quest for a gold medal in men's figure skating will have to wait.  Patrick Chan had a chance to win gold, but just fell short as he finished in second with the silver.  Chan trailed Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu by just under four points after the short program and needed...

Canada Holds on to Beat Norway 3-1 in Men’s Hockey
February 13th, 2014 at 12:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** Canada was considered one of the favorites heading into the men's hockey tournament in Sochi.  They have high-profile players, all-around skill, and are the defending gold medalists.  They were expected to manhandle Norway in their first game on Thursday, however that wasn't the case. Canada started off slow in the first...

Canadian Speed Skater Denny Morrison Wins Silver in Men’s 1000m Race
February 12th, 2014 at 8:16 AM
Canada has another medal to add to its count as Canadian speed skater Denny Morrison has won silver in the men's 1000m race. Morrison, who is from Fort St. John, British Columbia, finished with a time of 1:08:39, with just 4/100ths of a second separating him from winning gold. Originally it...

Canada’s Dara Howell, Kim Lamarre Claim Gold and Bronze in Women’s Slopestyle Ski
February 11th, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Sarah Burke would be proud.  The Canadian freestyle skier who tragically passed away in 2012 must be gleaming ear to ear as two of her former teammates have landed themselves on the podium in the women's slopestyle ski event.  Dara Howell of Huntsville, Ontario has won gold, while Kim Lamarre...

US Women’s Ice Hockey Downs Switzerland, 9-0
February 10th, 2014 at 6:17 PM
When Hilary Knight, Amanda Kessel, and Monique Lamoureux scored three of the five USA goals in a matter of just 55 seconds, they became part of Olympic history scoring the quickest three-goal sequence ever recorded in the Olympic games. Although they needed just a single goal, the US team put...

Canada’s Alexandre Bilodeau, Mikael Kingsbury Capture Gold and Silver in Men’s Moguls
February 10th, 2014 at 3:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** For the second straight Winter Olympics, Canada's Alexandre Bilodeau is a gold medalist.  The 26 year old from Montreal, Quebec successfully defended his crown in the men's moguls, showing the world exactly why he's the best at his sport.  This marks the first time a moguls skier has repeated as...

Canada’s Charles Hamelin Wins Gold in Men’s 1500m Short Track
February 10th, 2014 at 8:27 AM
Canada has its second gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics, courtesy of speed skater Charles Hamelin.  Hamelin, who was not considered the favourite in the men's 1500m short track, showed just how strong of a skater he was by coming out on top with the gold.  He finished first...

Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe Capture Gold, Silver in Women’s Moguls
February 8th, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Canada has its first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics!  The recipient?  Justine Dufour-Lapointe.  Justine is one of three sisters who went to the Olympics.  The Dufour-Lapointe sisters went to Sochi on a mission - to all finish on the podium for the freestyle skiing women's moguls.  Of course...

Mark McMorris Wins Canada’s First Medal at Sochi Olympics
February 8th, 2014 at 10:05 AM
It didn't take long for Canada to get a medal for the 2014 Winter Olympics as early Saturday morning they got on the board.  In the men's slopestyle competition, it was Canadian Mark McMorris who landed himself on the podium, finishing with a bronze medal.  The slopestyle is a snowboarding...

Martin St. Louis to Replace Steven Stamkos on Team Canada
February 7th, 2014 at 8:41 AM
With it being time for NHL players to get ready for Sochi, a decision had to be made on the status of Team Canada's Steven Stamkos.  Stamkos, who broke his leg back in November, tried to make an incredible comeback from a bad injury but was not cleared to play...

Will Steven Stamkos Be Ready for Sochi?
January 28th, 2014 at 8:53 AM
The Winter Olympics begin in less than two weeks and there are still a lot of unanswered questions of things to come.  Will the athletes be safe?  Will any of them use the "twin toilets" that were recently installed?  Will Steven Stamkos be ready to go?  All these questions are...

Hayley Wickenheiser Named Canada’s Flag-Bearer for Sochi
January 23rd, 2014 at 9:05 AM
Canada announced today their flag-bearer for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics and after much anticipation the wait is finally over.  The honour will go to Hayley Wickenheiser, veteran member of Canada's women's hockey team.  This will be Wickenheiser's fifth appearance at the Winter Olympics as a member of the hockey...