There was a sellout crowd at B.C. Place here Tuesday night made up mostly of fans from across the border.
Terry Jones, Edmonton Sun
Terry Jones has been a sports columnist at the Edmonton Sun since 1982 and has been writing sports in Edmonton since 1967. Jones has covered more Olympics than any other Canadian journalist (16), well over 500 Stanley Cup playoffs games, 37 Grey Cups, 20 Super Bowls and Briers, and every Canada Cup/World Cup hockey tournament dating back to 1976. He's written a dozen books including the first and last books of Wayne Gretzky's career (The Great Gretzky and An Oiler Forever). He also wrote '79 to 99' published by The Sun. A Canadian Sports Media sportswriter of the year, Jones is in the sports media sections of both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Married to wife Linda, he's father of sports writing son Shane and twin daughters Trina and Nicole.
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When they arrived here Tuesday afternoon, the Canadian girls emerged from the plane and were each presented with a long stem rose.
You want to be the one.
For months they carried their 2012 Olympic bronze medals in their front pockets, taking them out to show classrooms of school kids, adoring adults and soccer fans from coast to coast.
For the first two games of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Canadian coach John Herdman fielded the same lineup.
The mask deserves a prominent place in the FIFA World Football Museum, due to open next year in Zurich.
It was a game, and an event that just doesn’t stop breaking records.
Who would have figured in the first FIFA Women’s World Cup game that Canadian coach John Herdman would field five players who had zero experience.
Attention Abby Wambach.
When Canada won the rights to host the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Edmonton lobbied hard to play host to the opening not the final. Saturday's opening ceremonies and opening game between China and Canada has become a major, major moment in Canadian sports history.
It’ll be record shattering.
In a way, Canada owes Sepp Blatter for the FIFA Women’s World Cup that opens here Saturday.
When the Northern Girls arrive at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, they’ll be greeted with a giant team mural as they head down the escalator to baggage claim.
It all came together in a Prague pub.
Taylor Hall played possessed. Jordan Eberle was a force. “Personally, that’s probably the biggest game I’ve played in like five years,” said Hall.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic – It’s ‘The Dreaded Game.’
Sidney Crosby didn’t come here to play in 10-1 games.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic – Sidney Crosby apparently is allergic to Austria.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic – Eleven years ago a significant event happened here involving three people who find themselves back here heading in different directions.
They don’t give hat tricks when one of the goals goes into the other net.