The 2014 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team faces Canada in the gold-med- al game of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. The match-up (Noon ET) will be broadcast live on NBC in the United States.
The U.S. is 2-0-0-3 (W-OTW-OTL-L) all-time against Canada in the Olympic Winter Games. Most recently, Team USA fell to Canada, 3-2, in the preliminary round on Feb. 12. This game marks the fourth time in five Olympic Winter Games that the U.S. and Canada have met in the gold-medal game. Canada won in 2010 (2-0) and 2002 (3-2) with the United States taking the 1998 matchup (3-1).
Overall, the U.S. holds a record of 36-11-12-56-1 (W-OTW-OTL- L-T) in 116 contests against Canada. Team USA and Canada played seven times during the lead up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. During that series, the U.S. owned a 4-3-0 record, which included four straight wins prior to coming to Sochi.
Additionally, the United States has defeated Canada in the IIHF Women’s World Championship gold-medal game at two of the three tournaments held since the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
USA GOAL: Johnson again with 57.8 left in the 3rd! 4-3 CZE now
USA GOAL: Johnson blasts a one-timer home to make it 4-2 with just over a minute remaining in the 3rd
Starting with the upcoming season, USA Hockey is launching a new online curriculum in our Officiating Education Program. In addition to the standard registration requirements, including application, open and closed book testing and attendance at a USA Hockey Officiating Seminar, every official must complete the online material prior to receiving their card and crest for 2014-15.
The online curriculum is designed to enhance educational experience with accurate and consistent officiating information. The online modules will be broken down into three categories. The first two requirements will include general and level-specific presentations. The third category will have elective courses from a variety of topics such as positioning, procedures, penalty criteria and the mental game. These electives will be level-specific and allow you to hone your officiating skills in areas you select.
The length of each presentation will vary depending on content and focus. The majority of the presentations will fall in the 5- to 10-minute range, followed by a short quiz reviewing the content. The entire online curriculum will take 3-5 hours to complete, depending on the level of the official. The in-person seminar each official will be required to attend will be abbreviated and designed to supplement the material presented in the online curriculum.
Instructions on accessing the online seminar will be sent to you upon receiving your USA Hockey application. The curriculum will be accessed through your USAHockey.com profile and can be completed at your leisure, meaning you can log out and log back in to pick up where you left off. Some presentations are designed to be viewed before attending the seminar as a means to improve the overall seminar experience. These will be highlighted for your consideration.
Officials will find this new system to be beneficial and it will make your overall USA Hockey experience a more valuable one. Let’s get the season off to a great start!