Canada's loss to US in sledge hockey semis 'devastating'

Still reeling from Canada's loss to the United States in the semifinals of sledge hockey at the Sochi Paralympics? Hear what analyst and former Team Canada goalie Paul Rosen has to say about the loss and about Canada's chances for a bronze medal.

Former Canadian sledge goalie looks ahead to bronze medal game at Sochi Paralympics

"We played hard, we skated hard," said Canada's captain Greg Westlake, looking stunned after a 3-0 loss to the United States in the semifinals of the sledge hockey tournament at the Sochi Paralympics on Thurday. (Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

While Team Canada regroups in advance of its sledge hockey bronze medal game against Norway on Saturday, many back at home might still be reeling from its 3-0 loss to the United States in the semifinals on Thursday.

Canada had hoped to win the tournament at the Sochi Paralympics, in part to avenge its fourth-place finish at the Vancouver Games in 2010.

"The guys came into this year with gold medal on their mind or bust," said Paul Rosen, a sledge hockey analyst for CBC Sports. "Unfortunately, the Americans played a better, smarter game."

The feeling of utter defeat was obvious on the faces of Canadian players after the game. It's a feeling Rosen, who played goal for Canada at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 Paralympics, remembers well.

"It's hard to describe," Rosen told CBC Sports host Monika Platek. "There isn't a day that goes by that I don't remember that [2010] game and have a little bit of pain."

Click on the video chat below to see what else Rosen had to say about the game, as well as Canada's chances against Norway in the bronze medal game on Saturday.

That game starts at 5 a.m. ET and will stream live on