The Olympic Athletes from Russia win the gold for Men’s Hockey
With the 2018 Olympics ending, athletes have been awarded their medals, including the twelve Men’s Hockey teammates who competed in Pyeongchang.
On Saturday, February 24th, Germany and the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) competed in the Gold Medal game for Men’s Hockey.
The OAR was the favorite to win, led by two decorated and respected former NHL Players, Paval Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk.
The OAR went 2-1 in pool play, earning them a first-round bye in the bracket play.
Germany also had a 2-1 record following pool player, however, they did not earn a first-round bye. They earned their spot in the quarterfinals after beating Switzerland 2-1, in the first round.
The Olympic Athletes from Russia were victorious over the Germans, with a score of 4-3, earning the team there ninth Olympic Gold Medal in this event.
Despite the loss, Germany still took home the Silver, which was the best showing of the Men’s Hockey team in Olympic History.
Also on Saturday, the Canadian hockey team and the Czech Republic hockey team battled it out for the bronze medal. Canada had lost to Germany, 4-3, in the semifinals, putting them in the bronze medal game. The OAR shut out the Czech Republic in their semifinal matchup, with a score of 3-0, sending the Czech’s to play the Canadian team.
In the end, Canada was granted the bronze medals after beating the Czech Republic, 6-4.
After 10 days of games, the Olympic Men’s Hockey season comes to an end, with the OAR winning the gold medal, followed by Germany earning silver and Canada taking home the Bronze.