Loss to Canada dims US hockey hopes

While officials of various countries still fumed over the player eligibility controversy that has erupted, Canada's hockey team defeated the United States 4- 2 in an emotional opening round game Tuesday. The loss virtually ended any US hope of repeating its 1980 triumph, and left the Americans in the position of probably needing to win their next four games just to advance to the medal round.

The Canadians, who were paced by Carey Wilson's three goals, took the lead just 27 seconds into the game on a goal by Pat Flatley and never trailed. David A. Jensen, who scored both US goals, tied it midway through the first period, but two minutes later Wilson began his bombardment to put Canada ahead for good.

Due to a compromise ruling by the International Olympic Committee the Canadians dropped two players who had played in the National Hockey League but used two others whose eligibility had been questioned.

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