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it's not 'ice hockey'. it's hockey, and right now canada is watching this.

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canada vs sweden for gold medal in the world junior championship.

it's TIED! 2 each. oh no.
we're into overtime. 4 play3ers on 4 players on huge ice.
sudden death.
buckle up.

Canada won. Sweden has the silver medal, and Russia has the bronze. Special respect to Viktor Tikhonov, of Russia. Hope to see him play here.

it was great hockey. better than the NHL.

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Euphro says:

So, how do Canadians refer to the other kind? :)

5th Jan 2008, 20:04

swamprose says:

:)
there is no other kind.

edit.
field hockey? I think we call it Lacrosse. hockey just means one thing here--ice, skates and a puck.

5th Jan 2008, 20:09

Helen says:

Hmm, we have Lacrosse as well as Hockey. Field Hockey at school was always played in winter and mud was compulsory and so were embarrassing bright yellow long socks.

It wasn't a good game if it didn't end with an ambulance being called out.

5th Jan 2008, 20:16

swamprose says:

Helen, as the Canadian personal dress shopper, I am depending on you for future dress crises. embarrassing yellow socks worry me. however, I have faith.

5th Jan 2008, 20:32

Helen says:

It's a good job the High Street is the same pretty much everywhere in the Western world.

5th Jan 2008, 23:06

Joe says:

aah field hockey, that takes me back...the thwack of wood on shin bones, the shudders of hypothermia.

6th Jan 2008, 00:36

PR says:

from.. panaaa-soonic

6th Jan 2008, 13:49

swamprose says:

yes, PR. christmas present. :)

6th Jan 2008, 13:59

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