SOCHI, Russia – Both of Team Canada’s top netminders will get a look in the preliminary round of the Sochi Olympics men’s hockey tournament, as Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens gets the opening game nod against Norway on Thursday and Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks goes against Austria on Friday.
Obviously Mike Babcock and the coaches want to see what they have with Price, who has been the anticipated starter for the Canadians in the tournament for months.
His last international tournament was the world junior championship in 2006-07, where he went 6-0-0 with a 1.14 GAA. How he handles the Olympic spotlight, and the Olympic ice, remains to be seen.
Luongo is, of course, a bit more of a known commodity, having led Canada to Olympic gold four years ago.
“For me, I just want to be ready for whenever I’m called upon. As we saw last time, things change quickly. Whoever is playing doesn’t matter as long as all three guys are ready to play," said Luongo. “You learn how to handleRead More »from Carey Price starts for Canada vs. Norway; Roberto Luongo gets Game 2 in Sochi