The USA, which finished with a silver medal in 2010 back in Vancouver, hasn’t been coy about their goal this time, the gold. Even before the team was assembled, the players were talking about how they had unfinished business when all the team hopefuls met in Washington DC; a silver medal is nice, but it is not the same as gold.
As for the Canadians, their mission this year is simple: defend the gold medal. Both teams are all business and are expected to put on a thrilling showdown as they did four years ago.
The men’s hockey action begins on Wednesday at noon ET with games between Sweden and the Czech Republic as well as Switzerland vs. Latvia.
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