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Hockey & Curling
Leigh Montville
February 09, 1998
The NHL has shut down for the Games, freeing its stars to field several Dream Teams. Women's hockey, making its debut, boasts two stellar teams as well. Two medals apiece for the U.S. and Canada are a given, but which color? In curling the Canadians will win two more, but can they sweep?
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February 09, 1998

Hockey & Curling

The NHL has shut down for the Games, freeing its stars to field several Dream Teams. Women's hockey, making its debut, boasts two stellar teams as well. Two medals apiece for the U.S. and Canada are a given, but which color? In curling the Canadians will win two more, but can they sweep?

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MEN'S HOCKEY
February 7-22

[Gold]U.S.
[Silver] Canada
[Bronze] Sweden
U.S. The team beat Canada in the '96 World Cup. Why not again?

WOMEN'S HOCKEY
February 8-17

[Gold] Canada
[Silver]U.S.
[Bronze] Finland
U.S. In the 13 games between these Canadian and American teams, their goal totals are exactly even.

MEN'S CURLING
February 9-15

[Gold] Sweden (skip: Peter Lindholm)
[Silver] Germany (skip: Andy Kapp)
[Bronze] Canada (skip: Mike Harris)
U.S. Tim Somerville, son of curling great Bud Somerville, and his team should battle Norway for fourth.

WOMEN'S CURLING
February 9-15

[Gold] Canada (skip: Sandra Schmirler)
[Silver] Sweden (skip: Elisabet Gustafson)
[Bronze]U.S. (skip: Lisa Schoeneberg)
U.S. Two-time world silver medalist Schoeneberg could snatch gold.

Hayley Wickenheiser

There never was a lot going on in Shaunavon. Saskatchewan, a farming town 75 miles from the big-city lights of Swift Current, but at night there was nothing. No cars. No noise. Nothing. Tom Wickenheiser would stand in his backyard and spray water from a hose, back and forth, over and over, building a rink. He was doing what so many Canadian fathers of so many Canadian hockey players—Orr and Howe, Gretzky and Lemieux, and the rest-had done, providing not only the opportunity for winter fun but also laying out the slippery magic carpet that every once in a while carries a kid to fame, fortune and large arenas around the world.

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