- Title: ITALY: Switzerland stun Olympic ice hockey defending champions Canada.
- Date: 18th February 2006
- Summary: TURIN, ITALY (FEBRUARY 18, 2006)(REUTERS) WIDE OF PEOPLE LEAVING TORINO ESPOSIZIONI STADIUM SWISS TEAM SUPPORTERS COMING OUT WITH PAINTED FACES WAVING SWISS FLAGS SWISS FAN SHOUTING (SOUNDBITE)(English) CANADIAN FAN SAYING: "We see at the end who will go home with the medal and who will go home with cow bell" MORE FANS LEAVING STADIUM (SOUNDBITE)(English) SECOND CANADIAN FAN SAYING: "You know what, Canada is going to make it up next game, go Canada!" VARIOUS OF SWISS SUPPORTERS LEAVING STADIUM WITH FLAGS SWISS FAN WITH LARGE COW BELL EXTERIOR OF ICE HOCKEY VENUE SWISS HOCKEY PLAYERS MARTIN GERBER AND STEVE HARSCHI KISSING GIRLS (SOUNDBITE)(English) MARTIN GERBER, SWISS NATIONAL ICE HOCKEY GOALKEEPER, SAYING: "It is a great feeling, we have worked very hard for these last two wins, everything worked out perfect and it is just a great feeling right now and now we have to focus on tomorrow. We need some more points to go to a quarter final we have to focus on it and do everything to get there" VARIOUS OF SWISS FANS CELEBRATING SWISS TEAM VICTORY OVER CANADIAN TEAM WIDE OF SWISS SUPPORTERS
- Embargoed: 5th March 2006 12:00
- Location: Italy
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Sports
- Reuters ID: LVADTV5VIRX1IYJXI49JAEJ65LZA
- Story Text: It took 82 years but Switzerland finally got revenge on Saturday (February 18), beating Olympic ice hockey defending champions Canada 2-0 win and avenging the worst beating in Winter Games history -- a massive 33-0 loss.
Switzerland's Paul DiPietro had a pair of goals and net minder Martin Gerber was magical, making 49 saves.
The Swiss victory over Canada, their first-ever in Olympic competition, set off huge celebrations at the packed Torino Esposizioni and set them on the way to heading the Group A standings in the Olympic tournament.
Canadian fans said their team would bounce back.
Swiss net minder Gerber told Reuters Television: "It is a great feeling, we have worked very hard for these last two wins, everything worked out perfect and it is just a great feeling right now and now we have to focus on tomorrow. We need some more points to go to a quarter final we have to focus on it and do everything to get there."
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