Stastny Helps USA Olympians Stun Canada

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The USA Hockey Team moved into the Elimination Stage of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games with a stunning 5-3 upset over Canada. With the victory the USA is now the overall #1 seed, while Canada will have to navigate a very difficult schedule to advance to the medal round.

Winning the game they supposedly couldn't against a virtual NHL all-star team that Canadians believed was ordained for gold, the Americans' unexpected victory Sunday advanced them to Wednesday's quarterfinals as the top-seeded team. All but five players on the US team played college hockey earlier in their careers including Paul Statsny at DU.

This game wasn't for a medal. Canada wasn't eliminated; the Americans are assured of nothing but a bye before they play the Switzerland-Belarus winner. Even so, this was a magical moment for U.S. hockey that, at least in the Olympics, hasn't been matched since the Miracle on Ice in 1980.

"You just can't beat it. It was fun," Stastny said. "It was a once-in-a-lifetime atmosphere."

So far, it's been a bad year for Canadian hockey teams facing Americans. Only last month, the U.S. stunned Canada in Saskatoon to win the world junior championships, a tournament that is widely followed in Canada.


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Anonymous said...

Hey, where'd that Boone logo come from?

Looks like those hats that the MLB has for July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day, etc.

dggoddard said...

DU super photoshopper Matt Bick made it.

Anonymous said...

Is there any way we can get MLB style hats with that on it?

Maybe DG makes it the next piece in the "Boone Line?"