Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Men's Hockey

Olympic News (Or the Stories Behind the Stories):

Canada beat Norway at men's hockey... though that's not surprise. You probably all know that we won 8-0, according to the news. It's when the score's this uneven that you know that it wasn't a fair match. Canada's team is obviously a lot better than Norway's, so this was almost like a warmup practice for them. I'm probably going to get bashed for saying this, but I think that our boys should have let the Norwegians score just once, for the sake of being nice. Stroke their egos or something. After all, it's not like there's any doubt about which team's better. Now when Canada and Russia play against each other, that will be a nail-biting game. Oh well, at least it wasn't as crazy as the women's game against Slovakia: 18-0. Granted, I'm no hockey expert, but I didn't even know scores like that existed in hockey.

Canada won gold for the second time during the games. Yay! Congratulations go out to Maƫlle Ricker, a West Van native, who won her first Olympic gold medal for the snowboard cross.I'm sure we are all very proud of her and wish her all the best. One interesting fact you probably didn't know about Ricker is that Brother Jorli was member of the Canadian snowboard team in the early 1990s. So it runs in the family...

More updates to come!

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