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Team USA - Women

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:13 am
by BCMurt09
What a win for the USA women!

Re: Team USA - Women

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:19 am
by BostonCollege1
BCMurt09 wrote:What a win for the USA women!


Yes!

Shootouts still suck, though. Nothingsā€˜s more exciting than OT hockey with everything on the line.

Re: Team USA - Women

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:05 am
by HJS
I believe there were 5 BC chicks-with-sticks on that club. However, there were north of 10 from U of Minnesota (3 or 4 of whom were originally from Mass).

Re: Team USA - Women

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:16 am
by claver2010
i'm sure tuba could provide better insight but based on the every 4 years it's on, it seems like the quality of play between :flagus & :flagca has really improved over the past couple of olympics

unfortunately the other nations look like they'd get roasted by a generic high school team

Re: Team USA - Women

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:18 am
by BCMurt09
HJS wrote:I believe there were 5 BC chicks-with-sticks on that club. However, there were north of 10 from U of Minnesota (3 or 4 of whom were originally from Mass).


I saw somewhere the game being described as essentially BU & Wisconsin (Canada) vs. BC & Minnesota (USA)

Re: Team USA - Women

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:32 pm
by Salzano14
BCMurt09 wrote:I saw somewhere the game being described as essentially BU & Wisconsin (Canada) vs. BC & Minnesota (USA)
Ha yeah that was me -- that was a bit of an oversimplification, because 4 Wisconsin players are on the US team too (5 Canadians)... but Minnesota and BC have only American Olympians, and BU has only Canadians (including Poulin).

claver2010 wrote:i'm sure tuba could provide better insight but based on the every 4 years it's on, it seems like the quality of play between :flagus & :flagca has really improved over the past couple of olympics

unfortunately the other nations look like they'd get roasted by a generic high school team

Finland is pretty good. Then you have a few teams -- Russia, the Swiss, maybe one other -- who could give Finland a battle but are maybe a step below.

Parity is a problem in women's hockey but it's no worse than any other team sport. At least there are 2 dominant powers in this one. Also part of the problem is that USA and Canada centralize to train together for almost a full year and no other country does.

USA vs. Canada women's hockey is a thrill though. It was a crime that it had to end in a shootout, but at least they dominated the overtime. They deserved the win.

BC's Megan Keller (who still has a year of eligibility), who led USA in time on ice in the final, had a breakaway in OT. If she had scored that would have been pretty much the greatest possible game I think.

Re: Team USA - Women

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:00 am
by twballgame9
Who you got in the curling?

Re: Team USA - Women

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:46 am
by Salzano14
twballgame9 wrote:Who you got in the curling?

AMERICA

(Are we good at curling? Curling is awesome but the only thing I know about it is that my friends who get the most into it during the Olympics like to complain about John Shuster.)

Re: Team USA - Women

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:15 pm
by twballgame9
Salzano14 wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:Who you got in the curling?

AMERICA

(Are we good at curling? Curling is awesome but the only thing I know about it is that my friends who get the most into it during the Olympics like to complain about John Shuster.)


CurlingRuption