U.S. Olympics Hockey Team works hard to beat Switzerland 2-0; semifinals next

Posted by Kendall Harmon

It was more of a struggle than expected, but the United States men's hockey team moved on to the semifinals of the Winter Olympics after a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Switzerland at Canada Hockey Place on Wednesday.

The U.S. will play the winner of tonight's Finland-Czech Republic game on Friday at noon for the right to play for the gold medal Sunday.

The U.S. got its first goal from Zach Parise with 17:52 left in the game on a power play, batting in a loose puck in the right corner of the net just over Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller. The Anaheim Duck, one of three NHL players on the Swiss roster, was under pressure all day but lived up to his billing as one of the best in the world.

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Posted February 24, 2010 at 7:27 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Sidney wrote:

more of a struggle than expected

Now the sports writers are copying the economics writers.

February 24, 10:23 pm | [comment link]
2. William P. Sulik wrote:

The Swiss have played well all tournament - they have two losses to the US - the last yesterday’s tough match and took Canada to overtime before losing.

February 25, 10:09 am | [comment link]
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