The new Olympic format gave fans a chance to see hockey powers face off early in the tournament. Canada and the United States did not disappoint, even if one team needed the early victory more.
The U.S. women's hockey team was stunned by Finland a few months back at Four Nations Cup. When the two teams met again in Saturday's Olympic opener, there was no repeat effect.
After recently being named to the U.S. delegation for the Sochi Olympics, Caitlin Cahow spoke to Bonnie D. Ford about what she hopes to accomplish with the post and how she continues to advocate for equality and concussion research for women.
The U.S. women's hockey team knows how long it's been since it has won Olympic gold (1998, to be exact). But the players aren't defensive about it, just determined.
The U.S. women's field hockey team is hoping to take the most direct path to the London Olympcs: winning it all at the upcoming Pan Am Games.