Saturday, May 09, 2009

If Anyone Is Paying Attention...

...Canada and Russia will be in the IIHF World Champoinship tournament in Bern, Switzerland. The United States lost to Russia in the semifinals 3-2 in a closely played game. Robert Esche (KHL) started in net for the Americans while Ilya Bryzgalov (PHX) played outstanding in net for the Russians.

U.S. got on the board first with a Dustin Brown (LA) goal. But Ilya Kovalchuk (ATL) couldn't be kept down and scored the tying goal, then the Russians took the lead. U.S. came back to tie it at 2. However, the Russians would come away with the win and a chance to defend their title against Canada.

But it's not over for Team USA.

"We came here to get a medal," said Ron Wilson, coach for the U.S. "The tournament isn't over for us."

They will play Sweden in the Bronze medal game.

If you want to see the game, they are being broadcasted in the United States on the US channel which is a NBC digital channel available through some cable and satellite providers. Contact your provider for more detials. The US channel usually shows olympic sports like track and field, cycling and 2009 IIHF World Championship tournament.

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