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Feb 22, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Canada, Sweden primed for final passion play

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 22 (Reuters) – A Canada v Sweden clash for the Olympic men’s ice hockey gold medal may not deliver the show-stopping finish to the Sochi Winter Games the host Russians could have provided but Sunday’s final might yet prove a worthy ending.

The pre-Olympic script had called for a more traditional and historic matchup to decide the last medal of the Games, with Russia meeting old rivals Canada or the United States in the finale.

Feb 21, 2014

Canada double the misery for U.S

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – After Canada dished out two crushing ice hockey defeats to the United States in 24 hours at the Sochi Winter Olympics, the North American neighbours could be headed towards a new Cold War.

The Canadian women launched the first attack on Thursday when they roared back from a 2-0 deficit with less than four minutes left to claim a stunning 3-2 overtime win over the United States and snatch the gold medal from their grasp.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Canada double the misery for U.S.

SOCHI, Russia Feb 21 (Reuters) – After Canada dished out two crushing ice hockey defeats to the United States in 24 hours at the Sochi Winter Olympics, the North American neighbours could be headed towards a new Cold War.

The Canadian women launched the first attack on Thursday when they roared back from a 2-0 deficit with less than four minutes left to claim a stunning 3-2 overtime win over the United States and snatch the gold medal from their grasp.

Feb 21, 2014

Canada edge United States to reach final

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Canada edged the United States 1-0 on Friday to advance to the final of the Sochi Winter Olympic men’s ice hockey competition, and a chance to successfully defend their 2010 gold.

They will face Sweden, 2-1 winners over Finland in the other semi-final, on Sunday to decide the gold just hours before the closing ceremony.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Canada edge United States to reach final

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Canada edged the United States 1-0 on Friday to advance to the final of the Sochi Winter Olympic men’s ice hockey competition, and a chance to successfully defend their 2010 gold.

They will face Sweden, 2-1 winners over Finland in the other semi-final, on Sunday to decide the gold just hours before the closing ceremony.

Feb 21, 2014

Ice hockey: No golden ending for Finland’s iron man

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – There will be no golden finish to Teemu Selanne’s Olympic career, the ice hockey iron man left to play for another bronze after Finland suffered a heart-breaking semi-final loss to Sweden on Friday.

Playing in a record-equaling sixth Winter Games, the 43-year-old known as the Finnish Flash will not leave the Sochi stage in a blaze of golden glory but he will exit as one of the all-time Olympic greats.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-No golden ending for Finland’s iron man

SOCHI, Russia Feb 21 (Reuters) – There will be no golden finish to Teemu Selanne’s Olympic career, the ice hockey iron man left to play for another bronze after Finland suffered a heart-breaking semi-final loss to Sweden on Friday.

Playing in a record-equalling sixth Winter Games, the 43-year-old known as the Finnish Flash will not leave the Sochi stage in a blaze of golden glory but he will exit as one of the all-time Olympic greats.

Feb 21, 2014

Ice hockey: Canada, United States primed for grudge match

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Canada and the United States were preparing to take centre stage at the Sochi Winter Games in a mouth-watering men’s ice hockey grudge match on Friday with the winners earning a shot at Olympic gold.

Thousands of miles and nine times zones away, hockey-mad Canadians – still buzzing from a stunning 3-2 overtime win over the United States in the women’s final on Thursday – were waking up to another day of compelling action on the ice.

Feb 21, 2014

Olympics-Ice hockey-Canada, United States primed for grudge match

SOCHI, Russia Feb 21 (Reuters) – Canada and the United States were preparing to take centre stage at the Sochi Winter Games in a mouth-watering men’s ice hockey grudge match on Friday with the winners earning a shot at Olympic gold.

Thousands of miles and nine times zones away, hockey-mad Canadians – still buzzing from a stunning 3-2 overtime win over the United States in the women’s final on Thursday – were waking up to another day of compelling action on the ice.

Feb 20, 2014

Silver again as fortune turns against U.S

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – American Julie Chu has four times stood on the ice, listened to Canada’s national anthem and watched the Maple Leaf raised to the roof while the United States’ great rivals celebrated an Olympic women’s ice hockey gold medal.

Three times Chu has had to settle for Olympic silver and once for bronze, the gold medal always just beyond her grasp.