Vancouver Cabbies receive warning about Patrick Kane’s Arrival

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You knew this was coming. The Chicago Blackhawks‘ Patrick Kane inspired stories that made the sports blog rounds twice within the past year. The first time was in August when he drunkenly assaulted a cab driver over 20 cents, the second occurred in January when he appeared shirtless in a limo with very mediocre looking women during the Hawks visit to Vancouver. So you knew a return to B.C. for the playoffs would elicit something along the satirical lines, right?

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USA Hockey in Gold-Medal Game

?6-1 Victory Against Finland at Olympic Winter Games propels Team USA forward.

All 6 Goals come in first period

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team scored six first-period goals en route to a 6-1 win against Finland here today in the semifinal round of the XXI Olympic Winter Games. With the victory, the U.S. improved to 5-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) and advanced to the tournament’s gold-medal game on Sunday (Feb. 28).
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Vancouver Olympics: Week 2 Fast Forward

By: Melissa S. Wollering

As the Midwest’s premiere sports website, we are breaking down everything Olympics—from uber good to muy mal.  Yesterday, we brought you the Week 1 Rewind.  Today, it’s the Week 2 Fast Forward from Vancouver!

Day 6, February 17: Team USA Women’s Curling is on USA around lunchtime.  We take on Germany, ja, ja!! Kikkan Randall, the most successful woman in Crosscountry ski history for the U.S. has qualies on NBC in the afternoon. Qualies is short for Qualifiers.  LOVE IT when the Aussies say it.

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U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team Defeats China 12-1

Potter Becomes All-Time U.S. Olympic Women’s Points Leader with Five-Point Night

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team recorded a 12-1 victory over China here today in its first game of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Jenny Potter (Edina, Minn.) set a U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team single-game record with five points (3-2) and also became the United States’ all-time Olympic Winter Games career points leader (17GP, 8-18–26).

“It was a great way for us to start the tournament for a lot of reasons,” said Mark Johnson, head coach of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team. “Our young players got to go out for their first Olympic experience in front of a great crowd and face good opposition. I’m encouraged by the way we got started and look forward to our next game against Russia.”

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Wrigley Field Rink Hosts Winter Olympic Sport Demonstrations

By Paul M. Banks

When it comes to Olympic sports, both the city of Chicago and Wrigley Field itself have had the eyes of the world upon them in the past year. Chicago was one of four finalists competing to host the 2016 Summer Olympics before losing out to Rio last October. On New Year’s Day 2009, Wrigley Field hosted one of ice hockey’s premier events, the NHL Winter Classic featuring the hometown Blackhawks versus their hated rival Detroit Red Wings.

On the evening before the Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics, the Chicago Cubs and World Sport Chicago hosted a Winter Olympics kick-off celebration and free community skate at the Rink at Wrigley Field.

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