Octopi Hockeytown Special Olympics: Men’s & Women’s Medal Match Reviews & Previews

The women’s gold medal hockey game came down to the wire when Canada flipped the switch on the United States and forced overtime after trailing 2-0. The Canadians eventually went on to win with a goal on the power play in overtime.

The same fate came for the USA in men’s hockey, when Finland slaughtered the United States in a bronze medal game of epic proportions, but not in a good way. The USA could not find the scoreboard past Boston Bruins netminder and Finnish Olympian, Tukka Rask.

Austin Goodman breaks down what happened in both the men’s bronze medal game and the women’s gold medal game. Anthony Serafino jumps into the conversation and gives his two cents on the potential men’s hockey gold medal winners.

The Swedes and the Canadians will face off tomorrow morning, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. EST in the men’s gold medal game.

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Information from the Detroit Red Wings was used in this report.

For more information on the Detroit Red Wings and NHL hockey from analysts and journalists at Michigan State University – tune into Octopi Hockeytown podcasts and embrace the Spartan debate at www.impact89fm.org/sports.


Austin Goodman is the host of Octopi Hockeytown for Impact Sports.


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