Men’s Hockey About To Blast Off. We’ll See What We’ll See

I’ve been tossing around for several hours now just how I’m going to put something down about the Canada-Norway game later today and I’ve decided this:

Nothing. I’m writing nothing. Norway isn’t a hockey power and Canada is. Questions about Canada’s goaltending can only be answered when the team begins play, although we probably won’t get a clear picture for awhile, especially against the Norwegians. And the look of Team Canada and the chemistry of the lines can only be seen when we see them.

It’s just a few hours away – men’s hockey raises its beautiful and dramatic head in Vancouver 2010.

Here’s the men’s and women’s schedule:

 MEN’S TOURNAMENT
(All times listed are Pacific Time)

Venues: Canada Hockey Place and UBC Thunderbird Arena (UBC) 

PRELIMINARY ROUND
Tue 16.02
A 12.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE USA – SUI
A 16.30 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE CAN – NOR
B 21.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE RUS – LAT

Wed 17.02
C 12.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE FIN – BLR
C 16.30 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE SWE – GER
B 21.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE CZE – SVK

Thu 18.02
A 12.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE USA – NOR
A 16.30 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE SUI – CAN
B 21.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE SVK – RUS

Fri 19.02
C 12.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE BLR – SWE
B 16.30 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE CZE – LAT
C 21.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE FIN – GER

Sat 20.02
A 12.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE NOR – SUI
B 16.30 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE LAT – SVK
C 21.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE GER – BLR

Sun 21.02 B 12.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE RUS – CZE
A 16.45 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE CAN – USA
C 21.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE SWE – FIN

QUALIFICATION PLAYOFF
8 Tue 23.02
12.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE QP1
16.30 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE QP2
19.00 UBC QP3
21.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE QP4

NOTES:
QP1 – if playing in Qualification playoffs, USA to play in the 12.00 game
QP2 – if playing in Qualification playoffs, CAN to play in the 16.30 game

QUARTER-FINAL ROUND
9 Wed 24.02
12.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE QF1
16.30 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE QF2
19.00 UBC QF3
21.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE QF4

NOTES:
QF1 or QF4 – if qualified, USA to play in either the 12.00 or 21.00 game
QF2 – if qualified, CAN to play in the 16.30 game

10 Thu 25.02 DAY OFF

SEMI-FINAL ROUND
11 Fri 26.02 12.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE SF1
18.30 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE SF2

NOTES:
SF1 – if qualified, USA to play in the 12.00 game
SF2 – if qualified, CAN to play in the 18.30 game

BRONZE MEDAL GAME
12 Sat 27.02 19.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE 29 BRONZE

GOLD MEDAL GAME
13 Sun 28.02 12:15 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE 30 GOLD

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WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT

PRELIMINARY ROUND
1 Sat 13.02

A 12.00 UBC 1 SWE – SUI
A 17.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE 2 CAN – SVK

2 Sun 14.02

B 12.00 UBC 3 USA – CHN
B 16.30 UBC 4 FIN – RUS

3 Mon 15.02

A 14.30 UBC 5 SUI – CAN
A 19.00 UBC 6 SWE – SVK

4 Tue 16.02

B 14.30 UBC 7 RUS – USA
B 19.00 UBC 8 FIN – CHN

5 Wed 17.02

A 14.30 UBC 9 CAN – SWE
A 19.00 UBC 10 SVK – SUI

6 Thu 18.02

B 14.30 UBC 11 USA – FIN
B 19.00 UBC 12 CHN – RUS

7 Fri 19.02 DAY OFF

PLAYOFF ROUND
8 Sat 20.02

14.30 UBC 13 Placement #1
19.00 UBC 14 Placement #2

9 Sun 21.02 DAY OFF

10 Mon 22.02

12.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE 15 Semi-final #1
14.00 UBC 16 Placement #3
17.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE 17 Semi-final #2
19.00 UBC 18 Placement #4

11 Tue 23.02

DAY OFF

12 Wed 24.02

DAY OFF

NOTES:
Day 8 – if qualified, CAN to play 19.00 game
Day 10 – if qualified, USA to play 12.00 game
Day 10 – if qualified, CAN to play 17.00 game

FINALS
13 Thu 25.02 11.00 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE 19 Bronze
15.30 CANADA HOCKEY PLACE 20 Gold

2 thoughts on “Men’s Hockey About To Blast Off. We’ll See What We’ll See”

  1. It’s early, but Norway isn’t looking like pushovers like some thought they would be. Doesn’t look like a blowout game so far. Now Norway has a chance with a powerplay…

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