Smith-Pelly was in the penalty box when the fans taunted him, chanting that he belonged in basketball. An off-ice official sitting next to Smith-Pelly notified security.
NYT > Hockey
Canada has won the past two Olympic men’s hockey tournaments, but with no N.H.L. stars available, the country’s depth of talent will be tested.
William G. Douglas, who covers politics and blogs about diversity in hockey, will be on hand as Jordan Greenway makes his Olympic debut as the first African-American to play for the U.S. men’s team.
Thrust into the role of diplomats at the Pyeongchang Olympics, Korea’s hockey players really just want to beat Japan.
With N.H.L. players unavailable, the team from Russia, built almost entirely from two K.H.L. squads, may have its best chance for Olympic gold since it last won, in 1992.