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WOMEN'S HOCKEY: At Vancouver, B.C., forward Karyn Bye registered two points to lead the USA Hockey Women's National Team to a 3-2 victory Tuesday. It was the last meeting between the teams prior to the XIX Olympic Winter Games.

The win marked the eighth time in as many games Team USA has defeated Canada on the pre-Olympic tour. The U.S. is now 27-0-0 overall, including an 8-0-0 record against Canada and a 20-0-0 mark on The Visa Skate To Salt Lake Tour.

BIATHLON: Alaska's Jay Hakkinen was the top U.S. finisher at the Biathlon World Cup Wednesday in Oberhof, Germany.

He placed 46th in the men's 10-kilometer sprint, missing a total of two targets to finish 2:46 behind winner Pavel Rostovtev of Russia. Germany's Sven Fischer was second.

On Hakkinen's heels was teammate Jeremy Teela of Alaska who placed 46th. Teela with three shooting penalties was only was only 2.6 seconds behind him. The one extra penalty loop cost Teela a place in the top 40.

Vermont's Lawton Redman, the overall winner of the U.S. Biathlon Olympic Trials last week, finished third out of the American team, four minutes behind the winner.