There are three Team Canadas here this week, two of them - the women and the sledge players - defending gold medal champions and all three teams expected to return nothing less than gold in Vancouver come February.Full Story
If one only sits in the stands and listens, eyes closed, there is not much difference: the same pounding pucks, scraping skates, the same coaches' curses and whistles and shouts to "Move it! Move it! Move it!"
One player, 26-year-old Brad Bowden, with arms and chests that would have Iginla do a double take, fires, one-handed, a shot so hard it is a wonder the puck does not fragment as it explodes off a crossbar.
"He's the best player in the world," says Greg Westlake, Bowden's linemate. "He has the best acceleration in the game, he sees the ice extremely well, and he's not a selfish player.
August 27, 2009
Canada Has The Sledge
Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail has a great article on Canada's other, other hockey team: