Obama owes Harper beers after Canadian wins

Canada's players celebrate during the Women's Ice Hockey Medal Ceremony after the final game Canada vs USA at the Bolshoy Ice Dome plaza during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 20, 2014Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper aimed to collect Friday on a wager for beer with US President Barack Obama after Canada’s women’s and men’s Olympic ice hockey teams beat US squads. Canada defeated the US men 1-0 in the Sochi Olympic men’s semi-finals, advancing to Sunday’s final against Sweden in a tournament filled with stars from the National Hockey League. “That is a shame,” White House press secretary Jay Carney commented after learning the final score. “Congratulations to Canada, they certainly know their way around a hockey rink,” he added.

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