Team Canada Will Play For Bronze After Losing Men's Hockey Semifinal

While many an American may be unfamiliar with the sport, it has gained a lot of traction during the U.S. Men's Curling Team's run to the gold medal game.

First curling, now this.

In the next end, Canada blew its chance to score two points with its final rock, when Koe threw the stone a bit too hard and it skittered out of the house.

The Globe and Mail reports that an International Ice Hockey Federation official later "forced" Larocque to wear the medal. "I think it's a life-altering game for us, to do what we did on this stage today".

"The team can be really proud of what we did".

"She's regarded as one of the all-time great winter sports athletes of New Zealand, so we all see that as an inspiration", Porteous said. That's gotta sting...a bloody lot. "It is not a good feeling to lose a game like that".

Canada ice hockey star Jocelyne Larocque has issued an apology after she removed her silver medal following her team's loss to the United States in the Winter Olympics final.

"Disappointed, for sure", coach Willie Desjardins said.

Last month, Swedish captain Lias Andersson created controversy when he tossed his medal into the stands after his team lost to Canada at the world junior hockey championships last month in Buffalo, N.Y. He said the fan wanted it more than him.

SU takes on Robert Morris at 7 p.m. Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion and then again Saturday at 3 Tennity as well.

The killer was after Canadian forward Gilbert Brule drilled home a power-play goal to make it 3-1 midway through the second period: Canadian teammate Mason Raymond couldn't cash in on a 2-on-1 break, allowing Germany to rebuilt its three-goal lead four minutes later. Meanwhile, Poulin's shaky second period, three goals allowed on eight shots, was the downfall for Canada. It's tough to win a hockey game when you're killing penalties that whole time.

The game had ended 2-2 after overtime.

It may be easier to swallow for players from Europe, who have a long history of seeing major soccer matches end in shootouts. "They have been getting closer and closer and moving up the rankings in terms of the world curling tour".

"It was nice", Macek said of scoring against Canada.

"(It was) just hard", Larocque said of her response. "We're not the fastest team".

"There's excitement here. There's just a smaller batch of us. Everybody has a job and everybody did their job". It will be just the second time ever that the USA has made the podium - and the first since Americans grabbed bronze at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin. Canada had a record winning streak of 24 games entering the gold medal matchup.

Koe came up clutch when his team needed it though.

"No reason for it", Ebett said.

The Canadians had time on their side.

  • Julie Sanders