Game on! Canada vs. USA street hockey breaks out in Sochi

Now this is one Olympic hockey game that would have been fun to watch!

Team Canada - Official Olympic Team Website

Less than a hundred feet separate the official Canadian and American Olympic Houses in Sochi. So far, the two nations have co-existed peacefully in their new Olympic neighbourhood. But with both headed into the Women’s Gold Medal game tomorrow night, and the men on a possible collision course in the semi-finals on Friday, a dustup was inevitable. It finally came in the form of a street hockey game this morning inside the Olympic Park, played to an overtime four-all tie.

This game was the real deal. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman dropped the ceremonial puck between Canadian Olympic Figure Skater Patrick Chan and an American cyborg. Pretty sure that’s cheating.

sochi ball hockey gary bettmanRetired NHL zebra Terry Gregson officiated the game. He’s seen here at the first actual face-off, where this time the US rule-bending saw Chan matched against retired 16-year NHL veteran Bret Hedican – let’s face it, they needed a ringer in order…

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