Monday, February 22, 2010

Miracle on Ice II?

30 years to the day after the Miracle on Ice in Lake Placid, the United States Men’s Hockey team sits on top of the Olympic Hockey world for the time being after pulling off a huge upset last night. After the 5-3 victory of favored and host Canada, the U.S. is the top seed going into the tournament portion of the competition. While this matchup paled in comparison in significance politically to the Soviet Union upset, and wasn’t in the medal round yet, it’s still a sweet victory. Hockey is Canada’s sport and since it’s hosting the games, a gold medal is more important to them than any other combined. The loss ends a 50 year drought for the USA vs Canada as well. It does not help Canada that the rest of the game’s have not gone their way either, see below. I think the best part is that Sidney Crosby deflected in the first US goal. USA! USA!

1 comment:

  1. My husband likes hockey and that is very interesting to follow his play watching.