The Family (Or most of them)

The Family (Or most of them)
The Family

April 9, 2007

Canada vs. the U.S....again

UPDATED April 9, 11:41 p.m. CDT

They're all ready to give it 110 per cent (and other sports cliches).

On Tuesday night, it will be Canada and the U.S. -- as it always has been -- in the gold medal final of the World Women's Hockey Championship.

The picture above was from Saturday night at Winnipeg's MTS Centre, with the Canadians on the right and the Americans on the left.

The Americans probably deserved to win, but Canada stormed back to tie the game and they won the game 5-4 in an overtime shootout.

But it was a playoff round pool game that didn't mean much.

As expected, the U.S. beat Finland 4-0 Sunday night, guaranteeing themselves a spot in Tuesday night's championship game.

Canada beat Finland 5-0 Monday night and will now face the Americans Tuesday night for all the marbles.

Canada has never lost to Finland and now has a record of 40 wins, 0 losses and 1 tie against them.

The Americans won the last world championship in Sweden in 2005 when they beat Canada for the gold medal for the first time ever, winning an overtime shootout in Sweden.

Canada had won every other world championship before that and, last year at the Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, Canada won the gold medal while the Americans finished fourth.

An important side note is that the game on Saturday night featured in those pictures above attracted 15,003 fans to the arena here, the largest crowd ever to witness a women's hockey game in history.

The gold medal game Tuesday night is also a sellout. It should be a dandy...