Yanks talking tough, but Canucks in Afghanistan have gold in their sights

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A friendly rivalry is brewing between Canadians and Americans stationed at Kandahar Airfield.
And as with many things Canadian, it's over a hockey game - in this case, Sunday's gold-medal match between Team Canada and Team U.S.A.
The Yanks are talking tough after their team trounced the Canadians by a score of 5-3 when they met in a round-robin game last Sunday.
But the plucky Canucks stationed here say Sidney Crosby and the boys are firing on all cylinders now.
The Canadian troops don't seem phased by Team Canada's nail-biter of a win against Slovakia in the semi finals on Friday night.
But the Americans say nothing would be sweeter than beating the Canadians in their own backyard at their own game.

Organizations: Canucks, Team Canada

Geographic location: Afghanistan, Slovakia

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  • Don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    To the mens hockey team Make new friends but keep the old ones; one is silver and the other's gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dean
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    To Sean in Texas, my remarks regarding hockey being our game are based on nationialism and pride with our team and country. You took it as arrogance but if you read the whole story it quoted by the US soldiers that they wanted Canada to be beaten in their back yard at their own game Their words not mine. Go CANADA Go!!!

  • Jerome
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    Stay safe guys and enjoy the game. Remember,there are more people rooting for you than either of the teams playing for the gold today.

  • sean
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    To Dean in NS...Hey Dean,you must think that our players are minor league?Well, flash to Dean.....our pros are coming to win on Sunday.....and they have a much better chance of beating your sookie players in what you so arrogantly ,and bogusly, refer to( the first hockey game was played in Sweden in the 1880s) as Canadas Game, as you guys have of beating an NFL team in football! Go USA...

  • j
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    to sean from houston...it was miller time last week...but now it is cc (canadian club time) today...game on...GO CANADA GO!!!

    thanks to all of you who do what you do over there ( american and canadian)...so we can do what we do here...stay safe!!!

  • Dean
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    Hey Sean from Texas........still OUR GAME!!!!!!

  • Dean
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    The Yanks are still sookin' after the Canadian Army kicked the stuffin' out of the US Army 16 to 2 in ball hockey last week in Kandahar. Still OUR GAME!!!

  • George
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    sean oneill, DREAM ON!!! GO CANADA, GO

  • Don
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    To the mens hockey team Make new friends but keep the old ones; one is silver and the other's gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dean
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    To Sean in Texas, my remarks regarding hockey being our game are based on nationialism and pride with our team and country. You took it as arrogance but if you read the whole story it quoted by the US soldiers that they wanted Canada to be beaten in their back yard at their own game Their words not mine. Go CANADA Go!!!

  • Jerome
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    Stay safe guys and enjoy the game. Remember,there are more people rooting for you than either of the teams playing for the gold today.

  • sean
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    To Dean in NS...Hey Dean,you must think that our players are minor league?Well, flash to Dean.....our pros are coming to win on Sunday.....and they have a much better chance of beating your sookie players in what you so arrogantly ,and bogusly, refer to( the first hockey game was played in Sweden in the 1880s) as Canadas Game, as you guys have of beating an NFL team in football! Go USA...

  • j
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    to sean from houston...it was miller time last week...but now it is cc (canadian club time) today...game on...GO CANADA GO!!!

    thanks to all of you who do what you do over there ( american and canadian)...so we can do what we do here...stay safe!!!

  • Dean
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    Hey Sean from Texas........still OUR GAME!!!!!!

  • Dean
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    The Yanks are still sookin' after the Canadian Army kicked the stuffin' out of the US Army 16 to 2 in ball hockey last week in Kandahar. Still OUR GAME!!!

  • George
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    sean oneill, DREAM ON!!! GO CANADA, GO