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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Maverick Olympians All Win Opening Games

All three of Minnesota State's Olympic athletes debuted successfully in Vancouver with Emilia Andersson's Team Sweden downing Switzerland, 3-0, Saturday, Nina Tikkinen's Team Finland earning a 5-1 win over Russia Sunday and David Backes and his Team USA teammates claiming a 3-1 decision over Switzerland Tuesday afternoon.

More information on all three players and their teams is available here.  Competition for the women's tournament continues on until Feb. 25 when the gold and bronze medal games are played.  The men's tournament wraps up Feb. 28th when the gold is decided in the last game of the tournament.

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