Niagara Gazette

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February 21, 2014

Locals take in another tough Olympic hockey loss

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"Canada, obviously, with the inconsistency the last few games, they've been a little sloppy in my opinion," Walia said. "But then they came together when they needed to."

Richard Mathews, the kitchen manager at Honey's, said he expected a big crowd for the noon game.

"That definitely helped our lunch crowd," Mathews said.

Mathews said there are often many Canadians at the restaurant, with the outlet mall around the corner being such a popular destination for so many patrons.

"We get a lot of Canadians here," Mathews said. "Sometimes more than Americans."

Before the game, a crowd of fans, Canadian and American, gathered at Stir, the new sports bar inside Seneca Niagara Casino in downtown Niagara Falls. They watched the game on the casino's new 40-foot-wide, high definition television.

Mike Kenney, of Windsor, Ont., sported his team Canada jersey as he awaited the start of the game.

Kenney, who was on an annual trip to the casino with a group of friends, said he was nervous about the American team's offense.

"The Americans look pretty good to me really," Kenney said before the puck dropped.

But, in the end, Kenney said he just wanted a good game and that he would root for whichever team will play Sweden for the gold medal on Sunday morning.

It turns out he'll be able to sport that red and white jersey one more time.

"We're hockey fans," Kenney said. "We just want to see good hockey."

 

 

Contact reporter Justin Sondel at 282-2311, ext. 2257

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