Friday, January 07, 2011

Trying to understand Swedish...

As I might have mentioned, my niece Sarah is doing some wonderful things over in Stockholm, Sweden. The team finished first in their pool, sending them directly to the semi finals today. Unfortunately, there is no TV or radio, but it is being webcast at http://web.lemonwhale.com/api/swehockey/swehockeyplay.html - click on 'VM Damer CAN-FIN' - Game time is at 9:20am EST.
Now I have to figure out what the Swedish commentators are saying! Thank God for my Blackberry - I can pin my brother for instant updates. (He's over there watching).
the team had a much needed couple of days off, and the Swedish Federation arranged a tour of the Swedish Royal Palace, as well as some much needed family time. (the girls are kept together, and my brother has had limited time with her). They remedied that yesterday and had some great time together. Sarah is aware of how many people are behind her - family and friends are rallying from all over. I'm even in touch with a few of my Mom's friends in Florida, and it seems they are having a "web party" in the complex where Mom has a winter place, to watch.
Whatever happens, whatever the outcome, I'm just so proud of her and the rest of Team Canada. She's 17 years old and playing in a world championship. She scored her first international goal on New Year's Day, her Mom's birthday, with her Dad in the stands. She's getting messages from her brothers, her Mom, her aunt and tons of friends, and she knows how proud we are of her.

Now I'm off to figure out this Swedish web cast...

2 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Very, very cool!

Carol said...

This is SUCH a good experience for everyone involved! I wish I had had a chance to do that kind of thing when I was a youngster. Go team go!