Olympic Hockey: Canada vs. Russia Live Stream (Free Online Video)
Canada vs Russia Hockey Live Stream: It’s now time for Canada vs. Russia in the Olympic hockey game. Canada and Russia both want to make it to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics men’s ice hockey finals, but instead of a gold-medal match, one of them will have to exit early on Wednesday’s quarterfinal clash.
Team Canada, after disposing Germany 8-2 in the qualifying match on Tuesday will have to face their long time rival Russia at this stage of the competition. Many hockey fans are anticipating this match even before the 2010 Vancouver Olympics began, including of course the players themselves.
Canadian hockey player Sidney Crosby, who is also the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, described the upcoming match as “big rivalry”. “It’s something that everyone’s been talking about. It’s something that we thought that sooner or later it was going to happen,” Crosby said. “I don’t think anyone believed it would be in quarterfinals.”
Jarome Iginla, Canada’s scoring leader and the one who scored two goals in their 8-2 win against the Germans has something to say to the Russians.
“We can play rough and tough style. I’m not worried about that,” Iginla said. “We imagine it’s going to be a physical and intense game. I can’t wait.”
Iginla also assured the fans that team Canada will be ready for Wednesday’s clash. “We know how explosive they can be. We will be ready,” he said. “We know it’s going to be tough.”
Both of the teams are powerhouse in the sport, and each has won 12 medals, the most count by any country. The Russians have eight golds while the Canadians have six. These two countries have met many times before but the most recent was in the most exciting game of the 2006 Turin Olympics with Russia winning it 2-0.
Other quarterfinal matches lined up include Czech Republic versus Finland, USA against Switzerland and reigning gold medalist Sweden versus Slovakia.
Watch the heavy-weight quarterfinal match between Canada and Russia Wednesday, February 24. The match starts at 4:30 p.m. PST.
Free Live stream links will be posted here before the game begins.