Canada Defeat Gives Germans Golden Shot


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Germany shocked defending men's ice hockey champions Canada 4-3 on Friday, beating the Canadian men on Olympic ice for the first time to reach their first gold medal game.
The Germans relied on a scrappy defence and opportunistic offence to squeeze past a Canadian team who had looked on course for a third straight Olympic final appearance.
Germany also knocked out Sweden in the quarter-finals.
The win set up a gold medal game against the mighty Russians, who beat the Czech Republic 3-0 in Friday's first semi-final.
It was a day of sporting ignominy for hockey-mad Canada, winners of the last two Olympic gold medals in men's ice hockey.
(Reuters)
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