Go Canada! Team Canada Takes Home Men's Hockey Gold

On Sunday, Team Canada became back-to-back Olympic hockey gold medal winners with a 3-0 victory over Team Sweden in Sochi's Bolshoy Ice Dome. 

After defeating Team USA in the semifinals on Friday, Canada advanced to the finals to face a Swedish team that won their game against a strong Finland team, which would later go on to defeat Team USA 5-0 on Saturday to claim the bronze medal.


Image Credit: AP

The game was defensively tight without too many penalties and solid goal tending from both sides, but Canada was able to capitalize on several of their chances, taking the lead in the first period and never looking back. Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz scored goals for Canada while goalie Carey Price put on another excellent goal tending displaying, shutting out Sweden and extending the 165-minute shutout streak that's been going on since Canada's win over Latvia in the quarterfinals. 

This marks the ninth gold medal for the men's Team Canada in Olympic hockey history and the 15th overall. The Canadian women's hockey team also won gold in Sochi with a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over Team USA.


Image Credit: AP

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Matt Essert

Matt is the news director at Mic, covering breaking news. He is based in New York and can be reached at matt@mic.com.

MORE FROM

Will Justice Anthony Kennedy retire at end of Supreme Court term? Here's what we know.

Rumors that the 80-year-old swing justice may leave the bench are fueling fear of a second Trump pick on the nation's high court.

3 states and D.C. allow same flammable building materials behind Grenfell Tower fire

The causes of London's Grenfell Tower are similar to the justifications used to waive fire regulations in the U.S.

New Jersey bill would require kids to be taught how to interact with police

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade would receive the education.

UK Parliament hit with cyberattack

Members of Parliament had difficulty accessing their emails Saturday in the wake of the attack.

Istanbul LGBT pride march banned by government for safety concerns

A right-wing nationalist group has vowed to stop the protest.

Compounds seized by US in December reportedly contained material useful in Russia probe

The Trump administration has reportedly been considering returning the New York and Maryland compounds to Russia.

Will Justice Anthony Kennedy retire at end of Supreme Court term? Here's what we know.

Rumors that the 80-year-old swing justice may leave the bench are fueling fear of a second Trump pick on the nation's high court.

3 states and D.C. allow same flammable building materials behind Grenfell Tower fire

The causes of London's Grenfell Tower are similar to the justifications used to waive fire regulations in the U.S.

New Jersey bill would require kids to be taught how to interact with police

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade would receive the education.

UK Parliament hit with cyberattack

Members of Parliament had difficulty accessing their emails Saturday in the wake of the attack.

Istanbul LGBT pride march banned by government for safety concerns

A right-wing nationalist group has vowed to stop the protest.

Compounds seized by US in December reportedly contained material useful in Russia probe

The Trump administration has reportedly been considering returning the New York and Maryland compounds to Russia.