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Over-40 hockey players flourishing at Olympics

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Over-40 hockey players flourishing at Olympics

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SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Teemu Selanne became the oldest hockey player to score in Olympic history, helping Finland rout Norway 6-1.

''That record makes me feel very old,'' Selanne said with a grin.

The 43-year-old wasn't the only ageless wonder who helped his team win Friday.

Jaromir Jagr scored for the second time of the Sochi Games, on the eve of his 42nd birthday, to help the Czech Republic beat Latvia 4-2.

''I don't get old, man,'' Jagr said.

A relative young fella, 41-year-old Daniel Alfredsson of Sweden, skated past the competition to get to the front of the net and poke in a game-winning goal with 7:21 left to beat Switzerland.

The defending Olympic-champion Canadians cruised to a 6-0 win over Austria. They don't have any old players, just a bunch of good ones, including Jeff Carter, who scored three straight goals in the second period of Canada's second game of the tournament.

Finland (2-0) faces Canada (2-0) on Sunday for an automatic spot in the quarterfinals. The loser might get the wild-card berth to move on to the final eight in the 12-nation tournament.

The Jagr-led Czechs (1-1) likely will have to play an extra game in the qualification round just to reach the quarterfinals even if they beat Switzerland (1-1) on Saturday.

Sweden (2-0) moved into a favorable position to earn a spot in the quarterfinals as the only undefeated team in Group C. With a victory over winless Latvia on Saturday, they Swedes will earn a pass into the quarterfinals.


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