Team Canada mens’ ice hockey team beat Team Sweden by a score of 3-0 yesterday, winning gold for the sport in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic games. It was the team’s best game in the tournament by far; they were dominant, and stuck to their gameplan of a defensive mindet to perfection. While this gameplan made for some anxious worries about offense, who can complain about the results? It was great to see the team defend Olympic gold.
I had to wake up extremely early to watch the game, but it was worth it. I pretty much dragged my blanket with me to the couch, where I proceeded to watch them win gold alone (unfortunately I couldn’t meet with any friends because of how early the game was). The game wasn’t as memorable as the gold medal game between Canada and America in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic games; it was a lot less exciting. In that game, there was overtime, home ice advantage, and very high tensions – none of that in this game. The game was practically over after Canada’s first goal, they played that well.
Steve Yzerman certainly silenced all his critics with this victory (and I’m one of them). It was great to see, and I hope the nation can continue its success in the next games!
I’ll start posting non-hockey material starting tomorrow, so please check back soon!