Ducks Bring Home Olympic Medals

The Winter Olympics are over and Canada is still on top of hockey.   Canada defeated Sweden in the gold medal game, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon (or the wee early hours of the morning in North America).

Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry get to bring home their second Olympic gold medal.  Jakob Silfverberg gets to bring home…..silver.  Seems appropriate.

In the bronze medal game Finland handily defeated the US team 5-0 on Saturday.  That meant Teemu Selanne, the world's oldest little kid, added one more medal to his collection.  The 43 year old was playing in his 6th Olympic games and owns three bronze medals and one silver from 2006.  

With 24 goals and 43 points, Selanne has the most points scored in the Olympics and is the oldest person to score an Olympic hockey goal.   He had two goals in the bronze medal game, including the game winner.    He also earned the tournament MVP, and rightly so.

Cam Fowler was on the losing end of a medal on team USA.  Goaltender Jonas Hiller stood strong for the Swiss team, but his team was eliminated before the quarterfinals.    If Switzerland could have managed to score a few more goals, Hiller might have had a better chance at a medal. 

So now the hockey players come home, deal with jet lag and get back to the business of playing hockey. 

While he might have another bronze medal, Selanne is looking for one more silver trophy in the Stanley Cup as he finishes out his career.  You can't help but root for the guy to do it.

About Karen Francis

Just a diehard Ducks fan since 1995, when the team filled the hockey shaped vacuum in my heart.