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February 21, 2014 at 3:20 am

Sochi Olympics: U.S. Hockey Team Advances To Final Four

The United States went on to dominate at the Sochi Olympics as the hockey team defeated Czech Republic 5-2, advancing to semifinals for two consecutive times.

‘Great opportunity’

U.S. Hockey TeamThe U.S. will play Canada for a shot to become an Olympic champion. Canadians beat the Americans in overtime four years ago.

“It’s a great opportunity,” said American forward Max Pacioretty in a statement. “They’re obviously the favorite coming into the tournament, and we’ve opened up a lot of eyes with our play, but we have more in the tank to give and to show.

“We keep getting better every game and hopefully we’ll keep getting better after this one.”

Statement win

Overall, team USA added three medals to its tally.

The U.S. men’s hockey team was not the favorite for the gold medal headed into Sochi, but it’s difficult to keep it out of the conversation now.