The World Junior Hockey Championship has returned to Canada for the first time since 1997. We were victorious at the 2002 Olympics, captured two consecutive IIHF world titles and won the World Cup of Hockey back in September. We rule the hockey universe, without a doubt.
I can't say enough about how dominating this team was the entire tournament. An even strength goal wasn't scored against us after our first game on Christmas Day. If you remove a 7-3 victory that day, we outscored our opponents 34-4 over six games. That's mind blowing stuff.
It was a great day for Canadian hockey, and more important than anything, Canadians got a positive shot of exceptional hockey without requiring the NHL. I can't wait for the IIHF World Championship this spring.