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Michael Grabner scored two goals and Mathias Lange made 34 saves as Austria held off Norway 3-1 on Sunday for its first victory at the Olympic mens hockey tournament. Adidas Superstar Pink Trainers . Michael Raffl scored in the first period for Austria, which finished third in its group at 1-2. Austria and Norway both lost to Canada and Finland, who met later in the day to decide the group winner. Grabner, the New York Islanders forward, has five goals in his first three Olympic matches after scoring early and late against Norway. His breakaway goal with 1:37 left secured the victory. Per-Age Skroder scored and Lars Haugen stopped 24 shots for Norway, which hasnt won an Olympic hockey game since its home Lillehammer Games in 1994. Lange got his first start in place of Bernhard Starkbaum after Austria yielded 14 goals in its first two games at the Olympics. Lange was solid, and he got more than enough offense from Grabner, who had a hat trick in his first Olympic appearance against Finland three days ago. Norway launched 17 shots in the first period, but Austria went ahead less than five minutes in when Thomas Pock threaded a clever cross-ice pass to Grabner, who tipped it home. During a power play just 2:25 later, Raffl walked in untouched from the corner and beat Haugen in front for his first goal in Sochi. Norway failed to score during 73 seconds of a 5-on-3 advantage later in the first period, but Skroder trimmed the lead in the second period with a one-timer in front of Lange on a slick pass from Patrick Thoresen. Norway pressed in the third period, but Lange was solid until Daniel Welser found Grabner behind the defense for his second goal. Adidas Superstar Sale Uk . -- Andreas Athanasiou scored four times as the Barrie Colts downed the visiting Niagara IceDogs 6-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. Adidas Superstar Red Womens . For those who remember many years ago, the National Football League draft was more of a gathering of decision-makers with very few evaluating the very many and in many ways, hoping the decisions they make are correct. TORONTO -- If Ken Hitchcock was in charge of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Joe Nieuwendyk and Ed Belfour would each be getting a call. The former Dallas Stars teammates will be among the players considered when the Halls 18-member selection committee sits down together Tuesday to determine the next group of inductees. Hitchcock coached Nieuwendyk and Belfour in Dallas and believes they played key roles in the franchises Stanley Cup win in 1999. Dallas was also a Cup finalist in 2000. "Those guys are similar characters in that they both were prime-time players when it meant the most," Hitchcock said Monday from Columbus. "Especially Nieuwy, Nieuwy was a great player in big games and he was a great player in the playoffs. "Eddie came to Dallas and he got in a competitive zone and he stayed in that zone for four years. You just knew if you had a lead halfway through the game he wasnt going to give up a goal." Nieuwendyk owns arguably the best credentials of any player under consideration. Passed over in his first year of eligibility last June, the current Stars general manager won three Stanley Cups and an Olympic gold medal while amassing more than 550 goals and 1,100 points. Belfour was a two-time winner of the Vezina Trophy and sits third all-time with 484 victories. He is in his first year of eligibility. They could become the second and third members of the 99 Stars championship team to enter the Hall following Brett Hull. In a couple years, Mike Modano will also likely take his place. "We were the right team for the right city at the right time," said Hitchcock. "The players really helped sell the game in Texas, we had the right mix of young and veteran players, and we had tremendous leadership, which to me was the best quality. "We had a team-first mentality and nobody allowed anyone to get in the waay of that. Black Adidas Superstar Womens. ." Others players who have previously been passed over in Hall voting that still merit consideration include Doug Gilmour, Pavel Bure, Kevin Lowe, Steve Larmer, Eric Lindros, Alexander Mogilny, Dave Andreychuk, Kevin Lowe and Bernie Nicholls, among others. The Hall can only welcome four players each year and is coming out of a period that saw a high number of first-ballot inductees. Hitchcock would like to see Gilmour given a spot when the induction ceremony is held in November. "Ive always wondered why Doug Gilmours not there," said Hitchcock. "Having coached against Doug Gilmour and knowing how he could just win games by himself, Ive always found that surprising that hes never got into the Hall of Fame. "Ive really wondered about that." Like many in the hockey world, he would also like to see Pat Burns included in the 2011 class. There was a strong public push a year ago for the three-time Jack Adams Award winner, who ended up dying of cancer at age 58 in November. Other potential names that could be considered in the builder category include longtime Soviet coach Viktor Tikhonov and Gordon (Red) Berenson, who followed a successful playing career by helping turn the University of Michigans hockey program into a powerhouse. The Hall might also add members to the special womens category it established last year. Canadian defenceman Geraldine Heaney is considered a strong bet to find her way there. A number of people will be anxiously waiting for the selection committees decision on Tuesday afternoon. That includes Hitchcock, who will be pulling hard for Nieuwendyk and Belfour. "I think they both deserve it based on longevity and performance under pressure," he said. "Theyre winners. They won Cups and I dont think you can dismiss that." Cheap China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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