Canada Beats Usa In Olympic Warmup


The USA’s game was disjointed but the Americans’ speed still led to a couple of quality chances that Szabados (15 saves) rejected. Ouellette sent Canada into a 1-0 lead at 4:16 of the second, converting Jayna Hefford’s cross-slot power play pass. Only 1:21 later, Bailey Bram knocked in Canada’s second goal during a goal-mouth scrum. MORE: Men’s Olympic hockey tracker Meanwhile, the Canadian team defense ramped up its play, effectively blunting any USA attack by hindering breakouts, smothering rushes and blocking shots. Until a late power play, the U.S. put one shot on goal during an earlier player-advantage. The extent of Canadian domination was reflected not only in the two goals but the 12-2 shot advantage in the second period and 17-6 through 40 minutes. Then came the third with Tara Watchorn putting Canada into a 3-0 lead at 4:54. The United States finally broke through during a two-player advantage. Brianna Decker swatted the puck out of the air right in front of Szabados at 11:05. Gigi Marvin brought the pro-USA crowd to full throttle at 14:39 by cutting the lead to 3-2. The U.S. kept up the attack, but the Canadians secured their second consecutive win against the Americans at Gutterson, following up their 5-4 overtime victory in the championship game of the 2012 IIHF women’s world championships.

Beset by bad news, Canada cheers up over Nobel

Ford has said there is no video and has called the allegations ridiculous. Meanwhile, Montreal has lost one mayor, Gerald Tremblay, amid corruption allegations, and then his temporary replacement, Michael Applebaum, was arrested on fraud charges linked to two real estate deals. Among the juicy details that emerged from the French-speaking province’s scandals was a safe so jam-packed with cash that the official in charge of it needed help to shove its door shut. “It’s too depressing, and would make Mordecai Richler do backflips in his grave,” journalist and social commentator Dalton Higgins said in an interview. Richler was one of Montreal’s most celebrated novelists. Of course, cautions George Stroumboulopoulos, a popular TV talk show host, “Every country in the world has positive and negative moments.” He noted in an interview that “we have the biggest pop star in the world (Bieber), one of the biggest rock bands in the world (Arcade Fire), we have a Nobel-winning author now, right? And those aren’t the only ones in their genre. We have always punched above our weight in the arts and culture game. Just sometimes people don’t pay attention.” In the arts and culture realm, “Canada’s really come along and cut out a niche, it’s come out of the shadow of its British colonial past,” Wiseman said. “While we have had our share of dismal stories this year, a lot of people don’t read politics but they read literature so these authors help shape their image of Canada and Munro’s win has helped create a feel-good story.” And Canada is shining not just in the arts. With a touch of the-Empire-strikes-back, Mark Carney, former chief of Canada’s central bank, this year became governor of the Bank of England the first non-Briton to hold the post. The feel-good factor in Munro’s Nobel is heightened by her own modest, homespun manner.

Canada Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Since 2008 on Youth Dropouts (2)

That development is very disappointing, Watt said in an e-mail. I would have thought that more would have been getting drawn back into the labor force, he said. Instead the labor force is not keeping pace with the population. The jobs number confirm the softening trend in the domestic economy, said David Tulk, chief Canada macro strategist with TD Securities in Toronto. Todays data probably wont have major implications for the Bank of Canada, he said. Full-time employment rose by 23,400 in September and part-time work fell by 11,500 positions. Private companies added 73,600 workers and public-sector employment fell by 16,300. Remains Positive The report shows the overall long-term trend in Canada remains positive, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said in an e-mailed statement. Not only were more jobs created in September, but we saw solid gains in the private sector and in full-time employment. Finance, insurance real estate and leasing led the job gains by industry with an increase of 33,200 in September. Natural resources employment rose by 18,900. Manufacturing employment fell by 26,000 and construction by 14,100, Statistics Canada said. Public administration positions fell by 17,400, and has dropped by 7.2 percent over the last seven months, according to the report. Flahertys last budget had a plan to shrink the federal workforce to help eliminate the countrys deficit. Workers designated by Statistics Canada as employees rose by 57,300, and the self-employed category fell by 45,400. Average hourly wages of permanent employees rose 1.83 percent in September from a year earlier, exceeding the prior reading of 1.55 percent.

CanMNT: Australia friendly recalls anniversary of Canada’s near-miss on 1994 World Cup berth

Going back to Australia, we knew it was going to be tough, says former midfielder Carl Valentine, now a team ambassador with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. They just bombarded us [in the first half]. How we kept them out, I dont know. View gallery . Colin Miller is even clearer in his appraisal of the game. They pummeled us, says the former midfielder (pictured at right, on left-hand side), who currently coaches FC Edmonton in the NASL . They absolutely hammered us in Australia. Frank Farina opened the scoring for the Socceroos just before halftime, but a 54th-minute goal from Lyndon Hooper put Canada in a position to advance. Then, with just 14 minutes left in regular time, Mehmet Durakovic chipped the ball over Canadian goalkeeper Craig Forrest to put the home side up 2-1. Thirty minutes of extra time solved nothing. One team would be eliminated from World Cup qualifying in the cruelest manner of all: kicks from the penalty mark. Miller and Valentine were slotted to be Canadas final two shooters. You can imagine how my nerves were, says Valentine. I could have been the one to send us through or the one to lose it. GET THE LATEST CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM NEWS But it never came to that. A young Mark Schwarzer denied two of Canadas first three shooters with excellent saves, while Australia converted their first four penalties. Miller, Valentine and the rest of the Canadian team could do no more Australia had advanced to a deciding playoff against Argentina, while Canada were eliminated.