Hockey Canada Network |
Switzerland, Latvia and Kazakhstan Win Olympic Qualifications
February 15, 2006

Switzerland, Latvia and Kazakhstan won their respective Final Olympic Qualification groups on Sunday and clinched berths to the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin 2006.

The highlight of the last day was Latvia’s stunning 5-4-victory over Belarus, a game which already has earned the name “Miracle in Riga”. Belarus were leading 4-2 with five minutes left, when Latvia exploded with three goals in the last five minutes. The Latvians needed only 2.20 to score the three goals.

Switzerland will be in Turin in the Olympic Preliminary Group A with reigning Olympic champion Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and host Italy, while Latvia and Kazakhstan are slotted in to Group B with Sweden, Slovakia, USA and Russia.

The men’s Olympic ice hockey tournament will open on at 11.30 (AM) local Turin time with Sweden taking on Kazakhstan in the first game. On the same day, reigning Olympic champion Canada will start defending their title against host Italy at 13.00, while the 2002 Salt Lake City silver-medal team USA will face Latvia at 21.00.

The men’s Gold Medal game will be played on February 26, while the women’s Gold Medal finale is on February 20. 

For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada

2014 WU18C: CAN 5 - GER 2
Apr 19, 2014
Ryan Gropp scored with 5:36 to go to help Canada to its second win.
2014 WU18C: CAN 3 - SWE 1
Apr 17, 2014
Virtanen scored twice to lead Canada to the tournament-opening win.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – USA 1
Mar 30, 2014
U18 women win gold.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 1 – RUS 0 (OT)
Mar 29, 2014
Canada edges Russia in overtime.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 5 – CZE 0
Mar 26, 2014
Canadians shut out Czechs.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – FIN 0
Mar 24, 2014
U18 women blank Finland.
2014 WWU18C: CAN 7 – JPN 1
Mar 23, 2014
Canada starts Worlds with win
2014 PARA: CAN 3 – NOR 0 (Bronze)
Mar 15, 2014
Billy Bridges scored a pair of goals to lead Canada to a Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: USA 3 – CAN 0 (Semifinal)
Mar 13, 2014
Corbin Watson made seven saves, but Canada will play for Paralympic bronze.
2014 PARA: CAN 1 – CZE 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 11, 2014
Westlake scored the lone goal to help Canada to a perfect preliminary round.
2014 PARA: CAN 4 – NOR 0 (Preliminary)
Mar 09, 2014
Adam Dixon scored twice to lead Canada to its second straight win in Sochi.
2010 OLYW: Flag Raising
Feb 10, 2010
Canada's National Women's Team taking part in the Flag Raising ceremony at the Olympic Village in Vancouver, B.C.
Photo Credit: