Sunday, February 19, 2006

Both Defeated

Both finalist of the previous winter Olympics men's ice hockey were defeated today and that was the second consecutive shoot-out for Team Canada. This time it was the Finnish team which beat Canada at the same score of 2-0, although they didn't have Miikka Kiprosuff in their net. Kipper announced he wouldn't play for Team Finland before Olympics because of an injury and would rather rest for the upcoming games of Calgary Flames. Canada is third in group A of men's hockey while women will face Sweden for gold medal tomorrow.
Two silver medals were handed to Canadians today: One in two-man bobsleigh and the other one in women's 1000 m skating. Those two silvers places Canada in the 5th place after Russia with a total of 13 medals which only 2 of them are gold. Even if Canadian women gain gold medal tomorrow in hockey, that won't help Canada to climb up the standing. Just helps them to stay where they are.
(Photo: Niittymaki is taking over Kiprosuff and actually is doing a very good job)

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