JAIME ARON,AP Sports Writer
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canada is halfway there in its bid to win two gold medals in hockey at home.
The Canadian women beat the United States 2-0 on Thursday for their third straight Olympic title. In a showdown between the sport's two powers, Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice and Shannon Szabados made 28 saves as the Canadian women extended their Olympic winning streak to 15. Read More
Zach Parise scored twice in the third period, and the top-seeded U.S. men's hockey team reached the Olympic semifinals with a tense 2-0 victory over Switzerland on Wednesday.
The Americans (4-0) got everything and more from the upstart Swiss, who hoped to advance despite being the lowest-ranked team left in the tournament. Parise sealed the win with his second goal, an empty-netter with 11.2 seconds remaining. Read More
Finland is headed to the Olympic semifinals after a lost helmet led to a lucky tip 53½ minutes into a scoreless game.
Jaromir Jagr is headed home after a heartbreaking finish to what might be his final hockey game in North America.
Niklas Hagman tipped home a power-play goal with 6:26 to play, and the Finns beat the Czech Republic 2-0 Wednesday night to advance to a meeting with the top-seeded U.S. team. Read More
The United States pulled off its biggest Olympic hockey upset since the Miracle on Ice, stunning Canada 5-3 on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of an already mixed-up tournament.
Brian Rafalski scored two goals and set up another, and Ryan Miller held off a flurry of shots to lead the Americans."We know we can beat anybody now," Rafalski said. Read More
Cousin over country.
Taylor Gemmel is a proud Canadian, but citizenship took a back seat to blood on Sunday because his cousin is U.S. goaltender Ryan Miller.
Gemmel was wearing a blue sweat shirt while he had lunch at Cactus Club Cafe, a hip restaurant a couple train stops from the arena, a few hours before the game and planned to root loudly for Miller and the Americans against Canada in their highly anticipated marquee matchup at the Vancouver Games. Read More
We take a look at the best moments from Winter Olympics past, preferring to leave 2010 untouched for now. As the list boiled down, some athletes missed the cut, such as Eddie Eagan, Bill Johnson, Phil Mahre, Dorothy Hamill, Kerrigan/Harding, Sarah Hughes, Shani Davis and Shaun White. All worthy of remembering, but these moments stood out even more: Read More
Never underestimate the power of patriotism. You think NBC would ever televise ski jumping or snowboardcross during the February ratings sweeps? But splash an Olympic logo on the screen with lots of star athletes wearing red, white and blue, and the peacock network is the instant king of prime time, and rightfully so. Read More
Claiming the credit for older son Mattia’s ice hockey talent is fodder for friendly debate in the Bortolotto household in San Mateo.
Dad Gary, a San Mateo native, played semi-professional hockey for the Fresno Falcons. Mom Sandra is a native of Ontario, Canada. Read More