Women’s Gold Medal Game

Canada captured a third consecutive Olympic women’s ice hockey title on Thursday, defeating arch-rival United States 2-0 in an emotional championship match on home ice. Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice in the first period and goaltender Shannon Szabados made 28 saves to bring Canada the victory and bragging rights in a border war arch-rivalry between the sport’s only two women’s powers. The Americans, two-time reigning world champions, settled for a silver medal while Finland took bronze with an earlier 3-2 overtime triumph over Sweden.

“We have no excuses. They played well,” US coach Mark Johnson said. “Their young goaltender played well. She didn’t give us many second opportunities. She came in with the pressure of a nation on her and she never cracked. Szabados surrendered only one goal while making 50 saves in Canada’s undefeated run to gold. “She was awesome,” Canada’s Gillian Apps said. “She was amazing – no other words to describe it.”

The Americans had hoped to spoil Canada’s party on home ice as the Canadians had done to them in Salt Lake City in 2002, but now they must wait until Sochi for another chance at Olympic revenge. Better luck next time US!

Latest Olympic Medal Count

So i’ve been trying to keep up with all the Olympic events but as you know the schedule each day is just packed making it nearly impossible to keep up. So to make your guys’ lives easier you can keep referring to our blog or facebook page for constant Olympic updates. For now i will give you the latest medal runnings…

1) Coming in first place is surprise surprise The United States of America. They have a whopping total of 18 medals so far. Here is a break down; they have 7 bronze medals, 5 silver and 6 GOLD…with the latest gold coming in last night by Evan Lysacek in the Mens figure skating event.

2) Germany is just trailing close behind the US with a total of 11 medals; 3 bronze, 4 silver and 4 gold.

3) 3rd place goes to Norway with a total of 8 medals; 2 bronze, 3 silver and 3 gold.

4) Now Canada has managed to keep its fourth place standing but now shares it with France since we are tied at a total of medals; 3 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze whilst France has 2 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals. Hopefully we can start to take the lead but i am highly doubtful that we will ever be able to catch up to the States…let’s see though!

Olympic Schedule 2010-02-17

So here is a list of some possible events that you guys might be interested in watching: (these events will either be playing on channels 09, 22 or 23)

1) @ 16:00 We have the men’s 1000m Speed Skating event and this is a medal event…so the pressure is on for these skaters!

2) @ 18:30 we have the doubles’ luge run and this too is a medal event so catch this and see which countries make the podium

3) @ 19:07 we have the ladies’ 500m short track finals and this too is a medal event.

4) @ 19:15 and last but not least we have one of my favorite events the men’s halfpipe finals and i’m excited to see who will make the podium this time.