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O Canada! Men's Hockey Wins Sochi's Final Gold

Sweden loses gold medal game 3-0; forward benched after failing drug test

(Newser) - Jonathan Toews scored in the first period, captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the tournament, and Canada defended its Olympic men's hockey title today with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the gold-medal game. Chris Kunitz also scored and Carey Price made 24 saves for the Canadians,... More »

Robert Gibbs Settles Up, Dons Canada Jersey

Press secretary lost twice to Canadian counterpart over Olympic hockey

(Newser) - White House spokesman Robert Gibbs came to his daily on-camera briefing today wearing a red-and-white Canadian hockey jersey—the result of not one, but two losing bets on the US-Canadian rivalry at the recent Winter Olympics. More »

As Crosby Won Gold, He Lost Hockey Stick

One of his gloves and the winning puck also are missing

(Newser) - It's a big mystery, Canadian-style. Sidney Crosby is missing the hockey stick he used to score the winning gold against USA at the Olympics. He's also down one glove, and nobody's seen the puck since it went between goalie Ryan Miller's pads. Someone made off with all of them in... More »

Canada Wins, Gets US for Hockey Gold

Home team tops Slovakia, earns rematch with Americans

(Newser) - The Canadian men’s hockey team will play for the gold medal the host nation most desperately wants from the Vancouver Olympics, earning a rematch with the US by fending off a third-period charge from Slovakia tonight in a 3-2 victory. The Canadians lost, 5-3 to the Americans last Sunday;... More »

Canadian Women Top US, Claim Hockey Gold

Marie-Philip Poulin scores both for home team

(Newser) - Marie-Philip Poulin’s two first-period goals stood up tonight as the Canadian women’s hockey team shut out the US, 2-0, to claim the gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics. Shannon Szabados turned away all 28 shots she faced. It’s the third consecutive gold for the Canadians, who have... More »

Canada Wins, Gets Russia in Hockey Quarters

One will be eliminated tomorrow, earlier than expected

(Newser) - The Canadian men’s hockey team squashed Germany, 8-2, tonight to advance to the quarterfinals of the Vancouver Olympic tournament—where the star-studded squad will face Russia in a matchup nobody expected this soon. Tomorrow’s meeting ensures one powerhouse will leave without a medal—a position the hosts put... More »

US, Canadian Women Will Play for Hockey Gold

Both steamroll semifinal opponents, will face off Thursday

(Newser) - Haley Irwin scored two goals, Meghan Agosta set an Olympic record with her ninth goal, and Canada beat Finland, 5-0, tonight to secure its long-anticipated gold-medal meeting with the US team—which beat Sweden, 9-1, in an earlier semifinal. Today's victory was the closest call yet for Canada, which has... More »

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