Beijing Winter Olympics | Olympic hockey stuff

2022-07-30 0 By

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, February 2 (Reporter Zhao Xu, Lin Deren, Ma Kai)The ice hockey competition at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games will kick off at the Wukesong Sports Center and The National Stadium on February 3, with four women’s matches scheduled on the first day. China will face the Czech Republic in Group B.Before the games begin, let’s take a look at some of the facts about Olympic hockey through some numbers.1920 – Ice hockey and figure skating appear in the Summer Olympics.Ice hockey made its Olympic debut at the 1920 Summer Games in Antwerp.Figure skating appeared at the 1908 and 1920 Summer Olympics.44 — At the 2018 PyeongChang Games, Finland’s Rika Nieminen-Valla, then 44, became the oldest medalist in Olympic women’s ice hockey history when she won bronze.Finnish players celebrate a goal during the women’s ice hockey bronze medal match at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on February 21, 2018.Photo by JU Huanzong (Xinhua) 43 — Finland’s Temu Selani became the oldest medalist in Olympic men’s ice hockey when he won the bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.37 — Harry Watson of Canada scored 37 goals at the first Winter Olympics in 1924, the record for hockey goals scored by a single player at a single Olympic Games.33 — In 1924, Canada set an Olympic single-team hockey record with a 33-0 rout of Switzerland.29 — The United States has played 29 times in Olympic ice hockey, with the men’s teams 23 times and the women’s six times, the most of any nation in the sport.In Beijing, the U.S. men’s and women’s teams will each add another Olympic ice hockey experience.The United States defeated Canada 3-2 in a penalty shootout to win the women’s ice hockey final at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Feb 22, 2018.Photo by Wang Haofei (Xinhua) 24 — The Canadian women’s ice hockey team had a 24-game winning streak from 2002 to 2018, which ended after losing to the United States in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics final.15 — Alina Miller, then 15, became the youngest Olympic hockey medalist when the Swiss women’s hockey team won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Games.13 — Canada leads the Olympic ice hockey gold medal tally with nine for men and four for women.9 — Megan Agosta (Canada) and Stefanie Mattie (Switzerland) became the most women’s ice hockey goalscorers at a single Olympics with nine goals each at the 2010 Vancouver Games.6 — Finland’s Temu Selani and Leymour Heimn have each made a record six Olympic ice hockey appearances.6 — The Canadian women’s ice hockey team has finished on the podium at six consecutive Winter Olympics, winning six MEDALS.5 — The Chinese men’s hockey team, which is about to enter the Winter Olympics for the first time, has NHL experience: Ye Jinguang, Jeremy Smith, Ryan Sproul, Jack Kellios, fu Jiang.Among them, Ye Jinguang appeared in the most number of 174 games.Chinese men’s ice hockey team practice at the National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 31, 2019.Xinhua/Ma Ning