Monday, February 15, 2010

MSU player scores twice in Olympic debut

Minnesota State women's hockey player Nina Tikkinen (right) scored two goals in her Olympic debt on Sunday night, helping Finland defeat Russia 5-1. Tikkinen's goals came back to back in the third period. YOu can watch highlights of the game here.

Another Maverick, Emilia Andersson, was also a winner over the weekend as Team Sweden defeated Switzerland 3-0. Sweden will play Slovakia today, while Finland will play again on Tuesday against China.

Men's hockey will begin on Tuesday. Ex-Mav David Backes and the Americans will play Switzerland at 2 p.m. (Minnesota time-fixed) on Tuesday.


Dan Myers said...

The men's U.S. game is at 2 p.m. Minnesota time. The game is set for 12 p.m. local time in Vancouver and they are 2 hours behind us, not ahead of us.

Ian said...

USA 3 - SUI 1 (ESPN says that SUI is Sweden... guess since Lebron isn't involved, it doesn't matter to them)

Backes with a hard-working goal that reminded me of his days in the purple.

Let's go USA!