Monday, February 22, 2010

USA Has #1 Seed

Per Ken Campbell at The Hockey News here is how the rest of the Olympics set up...

The seeds going into the rest of the tournament are as follows:

1. USA
2. Sweden
3. Russia
4. Finland
5. Czech Republic
6. Canada
7. Slovakia
8. Switzerland
9. Belarus
10. Norway
11. Germany
12. Latvia

Here are the four games in the qualification round Tuesday:
Czech Republic vs. Latvia
Canada vs. Germany
Slovakia vs. Norway
Switzerland vs. Belarus

Then we move on to the quarterfinals Wednesday, which will feature:
1. Winner of Switzerland-Belarus vs. USA
2. Winner of Slovakia-Norway vs. Sweden
3. Winner of Canada-Germany vs. Russia
4. Winner of Czech Republic-Latvia vs. Finland

Then the semifinals, which are slated for Friday:
Winner of Game 1 vs. winner of Game 4
Winner of Game 2 vs. winner of Game 3

And, of course, the winners of those two games face off for the gold medal Sunday. The losers play for the bronze Saturday.

...the schedule definitely gives the Americans a great chance to make the medal round.


William said...

interesting that Canada and Russia can't both medal. both were favorites to make the gold medal game; thus proving the importance of the preliminary round.

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