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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...

After 6-1 Win Over Sweden, US Womens Hockey Team Earns Spot in Gold Medal Game
February 17th, 2014 at 7:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** The United States (US) Women's Ice Hockey team is back for redemption. After taking home the silver medal four years ago, they will have a chance to take what they believe is rightfully theirs; a gold medal.  After outshooting Sweden by an astonishing 70-9 count, including goals from six different players...

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. ...

Sweden’s Henrik Zetterberg Will Miss Remainder of Olympics
February 14th, 2014 at 7:44 AM
Sweden has just taken a big blow on their men's Olympic roster.  It was announced Friday that captain Henrik Zetterberg will miss the rest of the Olympics due to injury.  Zetterberg, who is dealing with a herniated disc in his back, has missed 13 games with the Detroit Red Wings...

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...

United States Men’s Hockey Clobbers Slovakia 7-1
February 13th, 2014 at 7:47 AM
Photo Credit: ***PHOTO1*** Rarely does one see a complete game from any team in any sport, but Team USA's 7-1 drumming of Slovakia was just that. The United States went off in the second frame a minute after Slovakia tied it up at 1 on a blown offside call. Tomas Tatar's...

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...

Henrik Sedin, Marian Gaborik not Cleared to Participate at Sochi
February 7th, 2014 at 9:06 AM
One of the most exciting events at the Winter Olympics is the men's hockey.  The competition level is high, the intensity is high and many players are well-known around the world.  It is an exciting time for these players and an honor to represent their countries.  Henrik Sedin and Marian...

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...

Detroit Red Wings’ Johan Franzen to Miss Olympics
February 1st, 2014 at 9:53 AM
Sweden's Olympic hockey team has announced that Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen will not play with the team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.  Franzen is currently dealing with concussion-like symptoms and the team doesn't want to take any chances.  He has been placed on Detroit's injured reserve...

Captain of 2014 U.S. Hockey Team to Be Named Friday
January 30th, 2014 at 6:07 PM
USA Hockey will release the name of the 2014 United States Olympic Ice Hockey Team Captain as well as a team preview Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. ET. The announcement will be made via a media teleconference which will feature the general manager of the 2014 Men's Olympic Ice Hockey Team,...

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...

Sidney Crosby Named Captain of Team Canada
January 19th, 2014 at 9:13 AM
***PHOTO1*** Best player in the world, "Sid the Kid", and captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Those are just some of the phrases associated with Sidney Crosby.  Now there can be another one added to that list - captain of Team Canada.  Hockey Canada announced today that they have named Crosby the...

Does Russia’s Men’s Hockey Team Have What It Takes to Win Gold at Sochi?
January 17th, 2014 at 1:21 PM
The 2014 Winter Olympics get under way in less than a month and one of the biggest debates surrounds the host's men's hockey team.  With the Olympics taking place in Sochi, Russia, many wonder if Russia's men's hockey team has what it takes to win it all.  Canada protected their...

Injuries Hampering Members of Men’s USA Hockey Team
January 15th, 2014 at 2:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the Sochi Games just 23 days away there are still several question marks amid USA Hockey's men's team. The injury bug infests NHL locker-rooms with regularity and does not discriminate. It bites MVPs and grinders and even Olympians. USA Hockey head coach Dan Bylsma knows this but  that did...