All those brawl-filled "exhibition" games and the "meaningless" preliminary round game were nothing more than table-setters for Thursday's Olympic gold medal hockey showdown between Team USA and Canada. It will be a rematch of the title game at the 2010 Olympics, won by Canada.
It was only a prelim round game between two teams already headed for Monday's semifinals and probably a gold medal showdown. So what did Wednesday's 3-2 win by Canada over the U.S. mean?
The United States women's hockey team with sisters Monique and Jocelyn Lamoureux from Grand Forks has begun its quest for Olympic gold. Team USA defeated Finland 3-1 in a preliminary round game in Sochi, Russia, on Saturday.
Bismarck, N.D. - Deanne Cunningham with North Dakota Tourism was among 3,500 delegates at the 36th annual American Bus Association (ABA) Conference. Joining Cunningham at this key industry event was: Searle Swedlund, Buffalo City Tourism, Jamestown; Dana Todd, Choice Hotels International; Adrienne White, Fargo-Moorhead CVB; Joslyn Reichert and Chantel Miller, Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation; and Amy Krueger, Williston CVB.
The world has been watching athletes at the Olympic Winter Games in Russia. How have you been celebrating the spirit of the games? North Dakota is a winter playground and a perfect place to continue the Winter Olympic spirit. So hit the slopes, put on your sliders and head to a bonspiel, or lace up your skates. You don’t need to be a gold-medal athlete to have Olympic-size fun in North Dakota!