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February 21, 1998 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Team Canada had it all covered. Months of meticulous preparation included even the smallest travel details. The roster carefully blended role players with stars. The Canadians had the leadership, the solid defensive system, the goaltending, the depth. But the gold-medal game will be played tomorrow at the Big Hat Arena between the Czech Republic and Russia, because there were two things Team Canada general manager Bob Clarke couldn't factor into his planning. Dominik Hasek and the Olympic format.
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February 19, 2006 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Talk about irony. Paul DiPietro, Canadian by birth and Italian by descent, plays for Switzerland's national hockey team because he married a Swiss woman and also plays for EV Zug in the Swiss League A. Yesterday, DiPietro scored two goals as the Swiss stunned Canada, 2-0, at Torino Esposizioni, giving the Swiss upsets of heavily favored Czech Republic and Canada in back-to-back games. "I am taking it all in right now," DiPietro said. "I'm enjoying the moment. I said I wanted to come in here and work as a team.
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July 21, 1995 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Just a bunch of cute Canadians in their 20s looking for love? Look again. Love and Human Remains unintentionally suggests that being single is a severe personality disorder. In this peculiar cross between Friends and a Freddy Krueger movie, we have seven characters in search of a situation - all menaced by a serial killer whose signature is ripping an earring through his prey's pierced lobe. Potential victims? The cynical waiter who used to be an actor (isn't it usually the reverse?
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October 11, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Barely half the players in the NHL are born in Canada, the lowest total in league history. The number of U.S.-born players is 14.1 percent, a 17-year low. There were 375 Canadians (52.3 percent) on Opening-Night rosters compared to 380 (53.2 percent) a year ago. There were 241 Europeans (33.6 percent) on Opening-Night rosters compared to 227 (31.8 percent) a year ago. There are 101 American-born players this year compared to 107 (15 percent) one year ago. Twenty years ago, the NHL was 81.8 percent Canadian, 10 percent American and 8.2 percent European.
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February 15, 2006 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Americans will have to play spoilers. The Canadians should repeat. And the Czechs could be among the strongest teams at these Winter Games. The men's ice hockey tournament opens today as the United States takes on Latvia, while Canada faces Italy. Four years ago in Salt Lake City, Canada won the gold over the Americans in an all-North American final. That scenario is a long shot to happen again, given that the United States, which is in Group B, is such an underdog.
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September 12, 1987 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
All right, so maybe September is too early to play hockey. But if teams always played hockey the way Team Canada and the Soviet Union did last night in Game 1 of the Canada Cup finals, 12 months of the sport might not be enough. In a game that veteran hockey observers at the venerable Forum rated one of the greatest of all time, the Soviet Union drew first blood in the best-of- three series with a 6-5 overtime victory. Alexander Semak's goal with 5 minutes, 33 seconds gone in the sudden-death period ended a classic that kept a crowd of 14,588 cheering and standing.
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March 21, 2001 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eric Lindros might not be playing in the NHL this season, but he can play for Team Canada at the world championships if he wants to. Bob Nicholson, president of the Canadian Hockey Association, extended the official invitation to Lindros yesterday afternoon in Calgary, where the association's headquarters are located. Coincidentally, the Flyers have a couple of days between games here before meeting the Flames on Thursday. Michael Peca, who has not played for Buffalo this season because of a contract dispute, was also invited to play for Canada in the 17-day tournament, which begins April 28 and will be held in Germany.
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February 19, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Across Canada, there was a single response: Whew. Sidney Crosby scored the only goal of a shootout in which an entire nation hung on every shot, giving Canada a 3-2 victory over Switzerland last night and avoiding a second inconceivable loss to the Swiss in as many Olympics. Canada, a huge favorite despite a 2-0 upset defeat to Switzerland in 2006 that ranks among the greatest in Olympic history, took a 2-0 lead early in the second and looked to be cruising. But the Swiss, with two NHL players to Canada's 23, came back to tie it on second-period goals by Ivo Ruthemann and Patrick von Gunten.
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September 7, 1987 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It had been suggested that both Team Canada and the Soviet Union would go through the motions in their Canada Cup preliminary-round matchup, because both had semifinal berths locked up. Aw, come on. Do you really think that the world's two biggest hockey powers ever would play for fun? Last night, they played 60 minutes of very meaningful hockey, and Team Canada sent the sellout crowd of 17,056 at Copps Coliseum home happy when Wayne Gretzky scored with only 2 minutes, 27 seconds remaining to create a 3-3 tie. "Ah, you never play the Soviets for nothing," said Flyers general manager Bob Clarke, who played a lot of meaningful games against the Soviets and now is one of Team Canada's managing directors.
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May 10, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
The list of Canadian singer-songwriters making their own brand of heartfelt American roots music (at least early in their careers) starts with Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn, Gordon Lightfoot, and Leonard Cohen. Blank, hilly lands; cussed winds and worse relationships - these artists know such things as well as any Heartland U.S. musician. And so do the Manitoba-based Bros. Landreth, who held court at Chestnut Street's Milkboy on Thursday night. Make no mistake. Their principal singer and songwriter, Joey Landreth, is no Young, Cohen, or Cockburn.
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February 19, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
ON A VISIT to Philadelphia in November, Colleen Hanycz did what most visitors do when in our midst: She ate her first cheesesteak. The Canadian native isn't sure which locale she consumed said sandwich, only remembering that the eatery was inside the Reading Terminal Market and featured a "Best of" sign. The sandwich "alone is reason to move to Philadelphia," Hanycz said yesterday. In fact, a much higher calling has attracted the married mother of three here: Hanycz was named president of La Salle University yesterday by the school's Board of Trustees.
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January 25, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio - With each cent the Canadian dollar drops in relation to its American counterpart, so too may Ron Hextall's chances to hasten the Flyers' rebuild. At the NHL's Board of Governors meetings in Florida in early December, commissioner Gary Bettman suggested next season's salary cap might rise to $73 million from this year's $69 million limit. When he made that prediction, the Canadian loonie was trading at 89 cents to one American dollar. Yesterday, it closed at 80 cents on the market.
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July 21, 2014 | By Joe Vaccarelli, For The Inquirer
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Unfortunately for the United States, history did not repeat itself against Canada in the FIL World Lacrosse Championships. The United States took the opening game of the tournament, beating Canada by 10-7. But the Canadians learned from that loss and defeated the United States, 8-5, to win the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship on Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The upset loss was the first of the tournament for the Americans (6-1), and it marks just the third time in the tournament's history - this was the 12th world championship - that the United States didn't come out on top. This was Canada's third championship, as it also beat the United States in the finals in 2006 and 1978.
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July 10, 2014 | BY DREW McQUADE, Daily News Staff Writer mcquadd@phillynews.com
A SOCCER DIVE, known as a Robben in the Netherlands, is annoying even to the soccer purist, but to the narrow-minded haters of the sport who emerge like cicadas every 4 years during the World Cup, it comes up in conversation even more than the word nil. "What's the score, nil-nil," they cackle. Uh, it usually is, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game. Americans didn't invent futbol, and thus become unbelievably haughty about its presence on TVs everywhere recently. Yet, if they were honest and looked at it as an alien might view some sports they appreciate, the world might be a better place.
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February 22, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOCHI - The game was so captivating, the play so intense, the result so dramatic and emotionally charged that the ho-hum aspect of yet another Canada-United States Olympic women's hockey final was, on this night anyway, transcended. Less than four minutes from their first gold medal in 16 years, the U.S. women blew a 2-0 lead in regulation, then fell in overtime, 3-2, to the team that now has won the last four Olympic gold medals. "It's the worst feeling in the world," U.S. forward Kelli Stack said.
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February 21, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Shea Weber scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 6 minutes, 54 seconds to play, and Canada survived a scare from Latvia to advance to the Olympic men's hockey semifinals with a 2-1 win Wednesday night. Carey Price made 15 saves for the Canadians, who were stretched to the limit by Latvia goalie Kristers Gudlevskis. The 21-year-old Tampa Bay prospect, who has played mostly for the Lightning's AHL affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y., made 55 saves in a spectacular performance, nearly pulling off one of the biggest upsets in hockey history largely by himself.
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February 14, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
SOCHI - They are natural geographic and competitive rivals. But they are unnaturally bitter ones, too. And it was the bitterness as much as the competitiveness that made Wednesday's United States-Canada women's hockey game a must-see Olympic event. Shayba Arena was packed with 7,000 spectators who buzzed excitedly from long before the late-afternoon game began until well after it ended in a 3-2 Canadian victory. Chris Chelios was there, in undoubtedly the worst seat a hockey Hall of Famer has ever occupied.
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February 7, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos will not make the trip to the Sochi Olympics to represent Canada, potentially opening a spot for Flyers captain Claude Giroux. Stamkos has not been cleared to return from a broken leg. He was one of 14 forwards selected for the Canadian team ahead of Giroux last month by executive director Steve Yzerman, who is also Tampa Bay's general manager. Giroux reiterated on Wednesday that he was "disappointed" by the decision but that he had moved past the snub.
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January 23, 2014 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
WHAT IS UP with all these serious Canadian players? Steve Nash, who played at Santa Clara for those who only know him as a two-time NBA MVP, helped start the invasion. It is now a full-scale assault. The leading scorers at Kansas, Michigan, Boston College, Iowa State and Gonzaga are all Canadians. They would be Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas, Olivier Hanlan, Melvin Ejim and Kevin Pangos, respectively. Canadian Khem Birch is averaging nearly a double-double for UNLV this season.
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