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Red Wings' Sheahan brims with pride over Canada's Olympic win

Red Wings forward Riley Sheahan woke up in time to watch the third period of the Olympic gold-medal game Sunday morning.

Sheahan, born in St. Catharines, Ontario, was proud of Canada's 3-0 win over Sweden in Sochi, Russia.

Why didn't he watch the first two periods?

"I couldn't get up that early," Sheahan said with a grin. "Not by myself. Maybe if I had some friends to watch the game with. I just watched the third and watched them celebrate. Pretty cool.

"Obviously, there's so much support in Canada for their hockey. Being a hockey player, being around all these guys, you can sort of share it with them."

Sheahan said he also felt a personal connection when Canada's women's hockey team won gold because he grew up playing on a youth team with forward Brianne Jenner.

Wings associate coach Tom Renney said he was up early to watch. He was beaming about the win.

"Canada was just too good," he said. "Too organized, too well prepared, too dialed in."

Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock guided Canada to its second straight gold.

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