Canada’s playing today, although not in the game that most Canadian hockey fans were hoping/expecting them to play in. That would be the Gold medal game which goes tonight on TSN at 7 p.m., and features Russia against Sweden.
Following their 6-5 loss to Russia in the semi-final on Jan. 3, Canada will play Finland in the Bronze medal game (TSN, 2 p.m.)
It’s the first time in 11 years, apparently, that Canada hasn’t played in the Gold medal game. And it also marks the third year in a row, after a stretch of five consecutive Gold medal triumphs, where Canada has not won the tournament. Considering that two of those tournaments were held on home soil (or ice, if you prefer), and the third was held in the Canuck-friendly border city of Buffalo, is it time for a rethink by Hockey Canada on what we need to do to ice a winning team?