RIGA - Latvia's Olympic ice-hockey team was anything but disappointed by their 3-3 tie with the United States on Feb. 16. In fact, players and fans alike celebrated the score as if they had won. Team favorite Arturs Irbe, who played for the NHL years ago, posted 39 saves to help Latvia tie the United States during its opening game of the Olympic tournament. The stands were filled with 7,851 hockey fans, one third of whom were sporting red-white-red jerseys. And according to the press, the Latvian side dominated most of the game with their emphatic cheers, songs and team-band. The Americans...
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