Czechs beaten by OAR, will face Canada for bronze

Tyler Owen
February 24, 2018

Canada has won men's hockey gold in the last two Winter Olympics, Sochi 2014 and Vancouver 2010, but was shorn of its National Hockey League stars in Pyeongchang given the league's decision to not oppose participation in the Games. Meanwhile, for Canada, the silver medal was a painful consolation prize.

Ice Hockey - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Men Semifinal Match - Canada v Germany - Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung, South Korea - February 23, 2018 - Germany's players high five fans. The normal 5 shootout rounds couldn't settle it either.

After matching their bronze from 2010, Swiss skip Peter De Cruz said the success of their compatriots in other sports had made things hard.

A 35-year-old Minnesota native and now a father of two, Shuster was the 23-year-old lead, throwing the first two stones, for Pete Fenson's team that won the bronze medal in 2006. "One of our goals was to come out and be ourselves, and we did that".

Canada's men were beaten by the United States on Thursday to end their hopes of four successive titles and while they perhaps were carrying a hangover from that, Switzerland had shrugged off their loss to Sweden.

"It's very comforting to know I have so much support behind me", she said.

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"We've screwed it up plenty of times, but she pulled the flawless time to pull it off". His show is known for somehow managing to predict events years (or even decades) before they happen.

"But we wanted to make them throw some hard shots, some shots to win the game, some shots to stay in the game and I think we did that". She called Rooney unbelievable in net, so strong that they had complete trust in her. "No one likes losing", she said. "We all knew she had it". If there was any help on my part, it was maybe just giving her the opportunity.

That's how the American men were eliminated by the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Agosta swooped to her left and then circled back right as she skated toward the goal. "It sends a lot of confidence". Down by one with less than 10 minutes to play, the USA tied things up when forward Monique Lamoureux-Morando scored on a breakaway. The game went into overtime where both teams would play 4 versus 4. In the shootout, Agosta beat her stick-side and Melodie Daoust scored, too.

Though she couldn't speak of the loss moments after the game, Larocque regrets her behavior.

That was it. Rooney stopped Natalie Spooner, Poulin and lastly Brianne Jenner and Agosta taking a second turn as Canada's final shooters.

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