The US men's hockey team plays Canada in the Olympic semifinal game today and after yesterday's heartbreaking Misery On Ice gold medal loss, we are ready for a big win against our neighbors to the north!

I am so excited for today's game against Canada. I love hockey! I woke up early last Saturday to watch the US beat Russia and it was so worth giving up my only day to sleep in to watch Team USA win in a shootout. Thrilling!

I saw this video in the form of an open letter to Canada and it made me so proud for Team USA!  It also hit home. I played hockey. I sat in the locker room as someone tied my skates. I've gotten up before the crack of dawn for the good ice. The rivalry between these two teams is what sports are all about. We lost to Canada in the gold medal game in Vancouver and this is only the semifinals! I am not sure my heart can take another overtime game after yesterday, but I know my heart can handle another TJ Oshie shootout victory. GO TEAM USA!