Canada 5, USA 6

Silver SucksThe last time I wrote a World Junior Hockey Championship game recap without Canada winning the gold medal was January 5, 2004. I titled that entry "Silver Sucks".

Since then, we've won five straight gold medals and silver still sucks. Tonight we lost, but not before coming back from a two goal deficit with only a few minutes to play in the third. It was another Canadian comeback, with an unfortunate change in the script. The good guys lost.

In my desperate search for a silver lining, I think I found a good one. The last time Canada didn't win the gold in this tournament, games like this were also taking place. Yes, the Toronto Maple Leafs were a playoff team.

Follow the logic... In 2004, Canada loses the gold medal game to the USA and the Leafs make the playoffs and beat the Sens in 7. Canada goes on to win five straight medals and the Leafs fail to play another playoff game.

Maybe this is a good omen?


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Andrew

As much as I hate to the Jr.s lose, the game came down to goaltending. The 17 year old American kid was outstanding... the Canadian kid... not so much.

Till next year in the Queen's City.

Cheers!

January 5, 2010 @ 10:44 PM

Andrew

Apparently the 'booze' has affected my typing. I meant to say 'I hate to see the Jr's lose...'

Jeez...

January 5, 2010 @ 10:47 PM

J9

It was a fantastic game! And yes, the American goalie was awesome. The third period was so exciting with the good guys tying it up...I wish the ending had been different. However, our juniors were stellar - they will be an asset to the NHL.

January 6, 2010 @ 6:42 AM

Hector

Canada had a more talented team but the Americans played a better team game. Great game!

January 6, 2010 @ 9:14 AM

Boomer

Those 2 Jr. games against the U.S. were what hockey is all about. Awesome.

January 6, 2010 @ 10:10 AM

Chris in EY

My favourite part was when everyone in the crowd started chanting eh oh canada go and then Eberley scored the two goals. Pepsi clearly planned this out.

;)

January 6, 2010 @ 11:37 AM

Marvin

Boo Hoo Hoo!! Are you going to bury your heads in the Alberta Tar Sands cause you lost.

Canada is a disgrace to the world.

January 6, 2010 @ 2:43 PM

Hector

A note to TSN. Please tell Pierre McGuire to SHUT UP once in a while. Man, he is annoying.

January 7, 2010 @ 10:38 AM

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