The women's curling event at the Olympics is worth following for new and old fans alike. For those who have watched curling for years, names like Homan, Muirhead, and Hasselborg need no introduction and the team game is as familiar as shouts of "hard!" But for curling fans
After four round robin draws, the mixed doubles curling field is evenly divided between playoff contenders (Canada, Norway, Olympic Athletes from Russia, and Switzerland) and those in danger of being eliminated (South Korea, China, USA, and Finland). (Check out the full results here.)
Canada and Norway opened the competition with
Harbin (哈尔滨) is the most populous city in Northeast China. It's the coldest major Chinese city, and is known for its Ice and Snow Festival. Nearly every native player in the Chinese women's ice hockey national team development program comes from Harbin or Qiqihar (齐齐哈尔), which is about 300 kilometers
The last weekend before the league's winter break featured a matchup between the Blades and the Furies. The Furies swept the series, scoring eight goals.
Brampton also played China in an exhibition game, winning 7-0.
Boston Blades vs. Toronto Furies
The Furies started the series with a 4-1 win, thanks