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Hoosiers say goodbye to crowd

Saturday night is "Senior Night" for the newly-crowned Great Midwest Hockey League champion Hoosiers. The Robert Morris College Gold team comes to Bloomington for a two-game series beginning tonight at 7:30. The games will offer both teams a chance to tune up for the American Collegiate Hockey Association National Tournament, which begins next Wednesday.\nFor the Hoosiers, goaltender Chad Whitlock will be given the opportunity to extend his record 38 wins while Bryan Grant will try to add to his 206 career points, the second-highest total in team history. \nSaturday night will also be the final home performance for co-captains Tim McMahon and Dan Hauck, as well as forwards Matt Voll, Brandon Phillips, Ed Karasek, Gordy Haggard and defenseman Adam Federman.\nRobert Morris Gold, like the Hoosiers, is No. 2 in its conference headed into the Nationals. Last week, the Eagles (25-18-3) were ousted by Illinois in the championship game of the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association tournament. Saturday night's game, scheduled for 7:30, will be preceded by a short ceremony honoring the seniors.\nSoftball team back in action\nThe women's softball team has been on a break since the first weekend of February but takes the field again this weekend at the Holiday Inn Invitational in Tampa, Fla. The Hoosiers will face Maryland at noon Friday and will play Hofstra at 6 p.m. \nIU will continue play throughout the weekend and is scheduled to face Seton Hall and South Florida Saturday. The Hoosiers will end the tournament against Coastal Carolina. Three of the teams IU faces played in the NCAA tournament last year.\nIU enters the tournament 1-1-1. The last time the Hoosiers competed was in the New Mexico Diamond Invitational the first weekend of February.\nAfter tying New Mexico in the first game of the tournament, the Hoosiers defeated New Mexico 5-4 in the second game. IU lost to Mississippi 9-1 on the final day of the tournament. \nCanada ends U.S. 35 game win streak\nCanada ended the U.S. women's hockey team streak of 35 consecutive wins last night. But it wasn't just for any game. \nIt was for the gold medal in the Winter Olympics.\nThe streak, which began last April, ended when the U.S. women's hockey team lost 3-2 to Canada. Canada, coincidentally, was the last team to beat the 1998 Olympic champions.

Hayley Wickenheiser broke a second-period tie, and Kim St-Pierre stopped 25 shots as Canada ended a 50-year gold medal drought in Olympic hockey.

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