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Sochi Soundings: News From Russia

 

Good Morning everyone! I hope you are getting ready for the men’s Olympic hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia. Let’s get to the daily news so you can keep up with things from the time zone difference.

The NHL players began their ascent on Sochi in droves, yesterday. They met up with their respective national teams and started to practice. Team Finland, despite recent roster changes due to injury, is very optimistic about continuing their success on the Olympic stage. With a guy like Teemu Selanne, how could you not have confidence?

Keep track of the games and the standings on this page. Both the men’s and women’s tournament are listed together so pay attention!

The women’s tournament is underway with Team Canada set to face Team USA tomorrow, 12 February. Both teams are undefeated to this point in the tournament and are thought to be in strongest in terms of depth and skill. Though Team Finland should not be left out of the talks. Though they may have been defeated twice in the tournament thus far, Team Finland is making their presence known in other ways. It’s important for the Olympic longevity of women’s hockey for more teams to step up their competition level. Events attracting low spectator numbers, don’t continue to be a part of the games.

If you are keeping track of the medal count, this is the official page. The top five teams may surprise you. You may not want to look in-depth because the time delay slows down the information to North America.

Stay tuned for more Olympic news and break downs of the team’s competing in the men’s tournament. Today is the last day before the men take the ice for competition. Keep calm hockey fans, the wait is nearly over.

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