Category Archives: Hockey Canada

Canada must keep getting better as tests keep getting harder in Olympic men’s hockey

“We came here to be tested,” said Mike Babcock, leaning into the microphone for emphasis. His Canadian team had just endured a harrowing game of attrition, a 2-1 overtime win over the skillful skill negation that Finland adores, and it was a test, all right. Canada passed, but by the width of a puck, more or less. This is not an easy thing, these Olympics, and it shouldn’t be.

Impossible to tell if Team Canada is ready for next round

Mike Babcock was asked what he was thinking as he watched the United States-Russia thriller on Saturday.

“Tournament on,” said the Team Canada head coach.

Drew Doughty leads Canada past Finland 2-1 in overtime