The Olympic events we're about to reveal the results of will be televised later today, so don't read any further if you don't want to know the results. The United States women's hockey team's game against Switzerland will be replayed on NBC Sports Network at 2 p.m. today. The U.S. men's curling match against Norway can be seen on CNBC at 3 p.m. See full TV listings for the Olympics here.
U.S. WOMEN'S HOCKEY
It's day three of the Sochi Olympics and Minnesotans are once again in the spotlight. From the U.S. women's hockey team to men's and women's curling, Monday was a busy day for local Olympians.
The group of five past and present Gophers women's hockey stars helped the United States roll over Team Switzerland, 9-0. Current student-athlete Amanda Kessel had two goals and two assists to finish with four points. Her goal helped the U.S. score five goals in a six-minute stretch of the first period, and set an Olympic women's record with three goals in a 55-second span.
"I think we sucked all the energy out of the other team," Kessel told the Pioneer Press. "It's tough to get back up on your feet when you keep pounding them."
Up next for the U.S. is a date with rival Canada. The two best teams in the world will meet in Sochi on Wednesday.
U.S. WOMEN'S CURLING
Minnesotan Allison Pottinger and the U.S. women's curling team lost its opening round match to Switzerland by a score of 7-4 today. According to the Star Tribune, the U.S. got off to a quick 2-0 lead but the Swiss stormed back for the win.
U.S. MEN'S CURLING
The U.S. men's curling team, which finished dead last at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, got off to a rough start by losing to Norway, 7-3 in the opening round Monday. Round-robin play will continue for the men on Tuesday against China at 4 a.m. Central Time.
The men are led by John Shuster, who is in his third Olympic games and his second as the skip.
"Being a skip the second time, I feel a calmness I don't know that I've ever experienced, especially on the international stage," Shuster told the Pioneer Press. "Curling's definitely my passion, something I put a ton of time into, but I get to come home and I have a 9-month-old son and a wife. ... They'll support me but at the same time they'll love me no matter what happens. That's taken a ton of pressure off."
Jeff Isaacson, who is a teacher when he's not curling, admitted to the Duluth News Tribune that he's not getting rich off the Olympics.
“We’re certainly not getting rich off this,” he said. “I would be losing money for sure if I wasn’t working. I’m working and curling just to stay even, really. It costs a lot of money and a lot of time. We curl because we enjoy the game. It’s given me an opportunity to see the world.”