The Morning After: Canadian 'Hawks Roll, Illini Top Michigan
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Feb 24, 2010 4:00PM
Canadians Roll Into Quarterfinals
Team Canada steamrolled Germany 8-2 in yesterday's men's hockey qualifier to advance to the quarterfinals. While none of the three Blackhawks on the team scored any of Canada's eight goals, two did lend a helping hand. Duncan Keith had a pair of assists and Jonathan Toews also was credited with an assist in the blow-out victory. But there's little rest for Canada as they have to bounce right back and play Russia tonight in the quarterfinals (6:30 p.m., CNBC). Meanwhile, Patrick Kane and Team USA get an afternoon affair with Switzerland in their quarterfinal match-up (2 p.m., NBC 5).
Illinois Edges Michigan
The Illini got a much-needed victory to help their tournament cause last night, beating Michigan 51-44. Seen as a bubble team, the Illini need every win they can muster to make the Field of 65. Demetri McCamey scored 14 and Mike Davis scored 13 to lead the Illini.