On the final day of the 2010 Olympics, the Canadian men’s hockey team prepares to take the stage against team USA, fighting for a gold medal.
Team Canada barely beat the Slovakia team on Friday night, which allowed them to be a contender in the upcoming hockey game airing Sunday on CTV at 12:15 p.m. PST.
“We were too easy on Miller last time,” Team Canada head coach Mike Babcock told Sports Illustrated. “We won’t be this time.”
February 21, was the first game between Canada and the USA, which ended with a devastating loss for team Canada, taking them down a rockier road to be in contention for a gold medal.
Experts believe that the Canadian team is the stronger out of the two, however goaltender Ryan Miller of team USA has proved over the course of this competition he is the favourite goaltender.
“I think we did a great job in a lot of areas against the U.S. except put the puck in the net,” said Justin Morrow, Team Canada, to Sports Illustrated. “In a short amount of time, it’s tough to get on the same page, but I think over the last few games we found it.”
The men’s cross country 50km mass start will take place Sunday at Whistler Olympic Park with a start time of 9:30 a.m. PST.
This event, which has been part of the Winter Games since 1924 is a very complex race saved for those who have excellent stamina and strength.
Peter Northug of Norway is the favourite for this competition, but unfortunately there will be no Canadians competing in this event.
The closing ceremonies will take place at the BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday, and will be sure to be a huge celebration as Canadian Athletes may be leaving with the most gold medals from the Winter Games.
After triumph and tragedy and tears of celebration and of disappointment, the 2010 Olympics will come to a close making history for our Canadian athletes and their dedicated fans.
“We will provide the Victory Ceremonies with a level of theatre and celebration not replicated by previous Games,” David Atkins said in an announcement as the newly appointed executive producer for Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics. He went on to say to the Toronto Sun that the ceremony will be a “celebration of Canadian humour, talent and innovation featuring several well-known Canadian performers and rock bands.”