Team Canada coach Willie Desjardins wants more consistency out of his team in its second Olympic outing Saturday against the Czech Republic. "I think every game's going to be hard". "First night in the Olympics".
The Olympic experience was new to all of the Canadian team, including Bourque, who couldn't stop to detail his exploits because he had a post-game date with doping control. First goal scored in the Olympics. Canada has had Marie-Philip Poulin, who has scored the game-winner in the past two gold medal games.
Dalton stopped his first shot, but the puck trickled behind him and Repik whacked it into the net. I could never have imagined that I would be so lucky one year later.
You know the Americans will be hungry for a number of reasons, mostly because in the past two games in the Olympics they've badly outplayed the Canadians only to find themselves on the losing end. "Today I am so proud and excited to have been named to Canada's Olympic Hockey Team".
"We're all playing for each other and it was a great team effort", said Lee, a native of Mactier, Ont., who is one of just two players on the team to never play in the National Hockey League.
The men's Olympic tournament is being played without NHL players for the first time since the 1994 Games in Norway's Lillehammer, after the league and the International Olympic Committee failed to agree on covering players' travel and insurance costs.
Only once has a team other than the USA or Canada made the Olympic or Worlds title games.
The United States men look to rebound after their loss to Slovenia in their opening game when they take on Slovakia.
"Throughout the year, we actually have made sure with our game times and our practice times that we varied them", Schuler said.
"I think the speed is huge but I think we're moving the puck very well". "We needed it from everybody and I thought we got a real good performance from lots of guys tonight". Let's hope so - watching this wunderkind is one of the reasons we were tuning in for a non-NHL Olympics.
But that doesn't mean the the U.S. women's hockey team is out of the running in South Korea.
The Canadian team that stepped on to the Kwandong Hockey Centre ice on Thursday could not have been more different than the one that claimed gold four years ago in Sochi.
Roy understands that with the mixed bag of players on this team, NHL-hardened types like himself and Bourque will be counted on for a bigger role.
Four Americans and five Canadians played college hockey at Wisconsin.
Canada goaltender Ben Scrivens said if a player could win the Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey, Wolski would be automatic. "You take one game at a time".
He also added a power-play tally early in the second period from point-blank range.
Bourque signed with Djurgardens in Sweden, where he has 13 goals and eight assists, and played for Canada in the Karjala Cup and Channel One Cup in the leadup to the Games to win a spot on the roster.
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