World Junior Hockey Championships

World Junior HockeyOne of my favourite tournaments in any sport is the World Junior Hockey Championships. Boxing Day isn't Boxing Day without the Canadian Junior team on the tube. It's always a thrilling tournament with an opportunity to watch future stars on the path to NHL glory, or in the case of Marc-Andre Fleury, current stars who haven't yet turned 19.

Earlier today I watched Team Canada easily handle the host team from Finland. Sunday morning I'll be watching more first round action as Canada takes on the Swiss. Unfortunately, no Leaf prospects are on the Canadian team this year (there were five last year), but with Fluery back between the pipes and 16 year old phenom Sidney Crosby up front, we should be in the Gold Medal game yet again this January. This is great hockey.

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