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The Quatchi Kid is Back!

Hey, remember that Quatchi kid from Halloween? He’s back! Check out this adorable video!

In related news, I have yet to see big Quatchi out and about during the Olympics.  And I soooo want my picture with Quatchi!  If anyone knows where I might find him, you be sure to let me know!

OK, women’s gold medal hockey game is back on – third period!  I’m on the edge of my seat!!

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China vs. Switzerland

When I bought the tickets for this afternoon’s women’s hockey game, I didn’t know who would be playing as it was a “classification” game, meaning that would would be playing was determined by the standings from the preliminary games.  As it turns out, today’s matchup was Team China vs. Team Switzerland.

Team China

Team Switzerland

It was a pretty entertaining game.  Switzerland was pretty dominant – they owned the neutral zone and pretty much anytime a Chinese player got the puck, a Swiss one would just take it away. There was one woman on Team China, number 14, who was pretty speedy and made a few nice moves, but never managed to get the puck past the goalie.  And the game was more physical than I expected – a fair amount of penalties and definitely as sense of bad blood between the two teams.  Which seemed odd, but stranger things have happened!

The crowd was pretty into the game and cheered heartily whenever Switzerland scored. If China has scored, though, I’m sure the crowd would have cheered just as much!  Near the end of the game the crowd was cheering “Go China Go!”  We really would have liked to have seen them score, but it wasn’t to be.

Me, Kim & Anne at UBC Thunderbird Arena.

Me, Kim & Lance at UBC Thunderbird Arena.

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Canada 18, Slovakia 0

What an amazing freakin’ game!   The crowd at “Canada Hockey Place”1 was electric tonight.  Honestly, it was like watching the team that was on the power play for 60 minutes straight.  Even when Slovakia was on the power play, it looked like Canada was the one with man advantage2.

Usually when a game is a blowout like this, the crowd starts to lose it’s excitement… but not this crowd.  We cheered as loud for the 18th goal as we did for the first. At pretty much every Canucks game I’ve ever been to I’ve seen people leave early, even if the game is close, because they don’t want to have to get caught in crowd leaving.  But not tonight. It didn’t matter that we’d scored the most goals in Olympic history – everyone stayed right to the end!

Apparently Slovakia has only had women’s hockey for 10 years, so you have to give them props for coming out.  Their goalie actually did a pretty good job – the shots were 67-9!

  1. i.e., “GM Place” except for these 17 days in February 2010 []
  2. the “woman advantage”? []