Friday, February 17, 2006


The US women’s team will not play for the gold medal in hockey; the best they can hope for is bronze. Team USA was up 2-0 in the second period; Sweden came back to tie the game and ultimately win it in a shoot-out. What a disappointment for the American women. What made Sweden’s win impressive, aside from the two goals they scored in the shoot-out (vs. none for the US) was the fact the Swedes killed off a full two minute five-on-three penalty in the middle of the third period. The American women’s failure to convert on a five-on-three of such duration killed their chances of winning the game. You could literally SEE the momentum swing in favor of Sweden after that penalty-kill. Oh, well. CanadaFinland should be interesting; the game begins in about an hour. And I was SO hoping for another CanadaUSA final…
Big weather swing here on the High Plains, from 75 degrees yesterday to 27 degrees as I write. Pretty damned cold last night, too…19 degrees with a wind chill of 9. Had to top off the propane tank this morning, all this cold weather means the furnace runs overtime trying to keep me from freezing to death.
We’re awaiting the arrival of The Captain. Big steak dinner tonight, followed by pool playing and a few beers at the VFW. He’s on his way down to Maxwell AFB in Alabama to attend Squadron Officer’s School in residence (as opposed to completing it via correspondence). One of those “check the box” career requirements. Gotta do it!

1 comment:

  1. I don't pay that much attention to hockey, but I remembered tonight that two local girls from here are on the US team, and thought you might find it interesting if you didn't already know.


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