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It's Bronze Or Bust At Olympics For U.S. Hockey, Connecticut Players

Officials with USA Hockey talk about the team's loss on Friday and how it will bounce back for the bronze medal game on Saturday against Finland. Video Credit: usahockeyhq

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – The U.S. men’s hockey team, including New Canaan’s Max Pacioretty, Greenwich native Kevin Shattenkirk and Milford native Jonathan Quick, is hoping for a medal as it takes to the ice at at 10 a.m. Saturday to play Finland in a showdown for bronze at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.

The U.S. hockey team lost Friday to Canada , 1-0, to end up in the bronze-medal game. Canada, which won gold in 2010 in Vancouver, will go for a repeat as it takes on Sweden at 7 a.m. Sunday in the final match-up of the Sochi Olympics.

The Olympics started on an emotional high for the U.S. team with a big win over Slovakia followed by a victory over archrival Russa with a shoot-out victory just a week ago.

The team has posted a 4-1 record at the Olympics thus far. Here are the results:

  • Feb. 13: Win , 7-1, over Slovakia
  • Feb. 15: Win, 3-2 (shoot-out), over Russia
  • Feb. 16: Win, 5-1, over Slovenia
  • Feb. 19: Win, 5-2, over Czech Republic (Quarterfinals)
  • Feb. 21: Lost, 0-1 to Canada (Semifinals)

The U.S. women's hockey team lost an emotional final game to Canada on Thursday, falling 3-2 after leading most of the game. Canada won gold again, and the U.S. settled for silver.

Fairfield native Julie Chu, a four-time Olympian on the U.S. women's team, was elected by the U.S. Olympic team to carry the flag in the Closing Ceremony on Sunday. Read more about her honor here in the Daily Voice.

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