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From the Branches: Pre-Olympic hockey

For a taste of what February’s going to be like, try getting up for this weekend’s big games in South Korea.

Goaltender Sojung Shin #25 of Korea saves a goal during the Women's Ice Hockey match between Japan and South Korea on day three of the 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games at Tsukisamu Gymnasium on February 20, 2017 in Sapporo, Japan.
Goaltender Sojung Shin of South Korea will have all she can handle against the Swedish Women’s National Team this weekend
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As we move officially into “late summer” everyone (except the NHLers) is getting ready for the Olympics. At publishing time the puck is about to drop on what should be an interesting first of two friendlies between notorious hot mess Sweden and the up and coming host team South Korea. (The women’s teams, naturally. Look who’s writing this FTB after all). The second game takes place at 2 am Eastern on Saturday. If South Korea can manage to hold their ground, or even win one, we’ll know the Olympics are going to be very interesting indeed.


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