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Up 2-0 in the third, I wasn't just thinking about our 21st win in a row, I was thinking about an unprecedented 3rd shutout in a row, and perhaps going the entire tournament without surrendering a goal. That's when Team Canada turned into the Toronto Maple Leafs. That Tobias Forsberg
The Canadian juniors won their 20th in a row in this tournament with another shutout, this time posted by Steve Mason. Kyle Turris, a Phoenix Coyotes prospect playing with the Wisconsin Badgers in the WCHA, scored both goals. Next up is Sweden on Saturday.
Make that 19 straight wins in this tournament. That's an incredible streak and probably under appreciated at this point. John "The Next One" Tavares led the charge with two goals. I watched this game and thought it was awfully close. If not for some solid goaltending from Jonathan Bernier, we
My favourite Boxing Day tradition is settling in to watch the Canadian juniors open their World Junior Championship. The World Junior Championships 2008 takes place in the Czech Republic and we play the host team in about 130 minutes. The Star has a nice summary of players representing the GTA.
Last night's game five is the first piece of Super Series action I've taken in. We were dominant, beating Russia 8-1. It was pretty awesome, and those jerseys looked as sharp as ever. We've clinched the eight-game junior hockey showdown with three games remaining, but that's no longer enough for
We're already up 2-0 in the Super Series and I've yet to blog about this tournament. This 8 game series commemorates the 1972 Summit Series we all know and love, only this time, it's our juniors against their juniors. I'm not really into this series yet. It just doesn't feel
I caught my first game of this tournament this afternoon, and we looked great. We beat Finland 4-2 to win our third gold at the event in the past five years. With Finland clawing back with a couple of goals in the third, Rick Nash scored a fantastic goal on
Admittedly, I don't see a lot of Calgary Flames games, so I don't know a whole lot about Matthew Lombardi. His profile tells me he was born in 1982, plays center and he scored 20 goals in 81 games this season. Although I haven't seen a game yet, I follow
I'm not going to write about the whole Shane Doan controversy that has erupted in our esteemed House of Commons. A parliamentary committee has summoned Hockey Canada officials to explain their choice of Shane Doan as captain of the national team at the World Hockey Championship. At issue is an
Canada won its third straight gold medal at the world junior championship with a 4-2 win over Russia on Friday in Leksand, Sweden. Canada got goals from Andrew Cogliano, Bryan Little, Jonathan Toews and Brad Marchand to overcome the Russians. Not only is this our third gold in a row,
Work commitments forced me to miss this game, but I followed along online. It was a thriller with Jonathan Toews scoring in the seventh round of the shootout to secure us the victory. It took a Luc Bourdon goal with a little over five minutes left to force overtime. We'll
It's late in the third period and Canada trails USA by a goal in our semifinal game. TSN has been celebrating the fact they're streaming live video of all the games on their website. Am I the only one who has never been able to connect? Don't get me wrong,
While Maple Leaf prospect Justin Pogge was coughing up the Spengler in Switzerland, our Juniors were playing a nothing game in Sweden to finish off the preliminary round. Kris Russell scored another two goals to lead the offence to a nice and easy 3-0 win. Our semifinal game is January
We've got Slovakia on Sunday, but no matter. Our 3-0 record is good for a first round bye. We're in the semifinals, baby. The German team has played one hell of a good tournament thus far. They managed to score the first power-play goal against us in three games.
This was a much closer game than the score would indicate. We seemed to be sitting back on a 3-0 lead early in the second period when the USA got within one. It wasn't a shutout, but it was an entertaining game and a solid win. We've got the upstart
Remarkably, Canada has now won 13 games in a row in this tournament. Even sweeter, this is our third shutout in a row going back to the back-to-back shutouts Justin Pogge had to win gold last year. Carey Price was solid between the pipes this afternoon, but the team in
I wasn't alive in 1972 and I often forget that. "The Goal" was scored on September 28, 1972 by Paul Henderson in the Summit Series between Canada and the USSR. In "Fireworks", The Tragically Hip state "If there's a goal that everyone remembers, it was back in 'ol '72". This
Us hockey fans have a conflict this afternoon. At 1:00 pm TSN is airing Carolina vs. Buffalo. That's a no-brainer, they have to air the NHL playoffs live, but they have the rights to the IIHF Semifinal between Canada and Sweden at the same time. They plan to air
I feel as if I've let my country down. All day today I've been dealing with snickers and sneers because my team failed to deliver when it mattered most. Everyone wants to discuss where we went wrong and why our play was so mediocre. Reading the Toronto Sun this morning,
I remember February 20, 1998 vividly. On that date I watched Canada play the Czech Republic in the Nagano Olympics semi-final. I watched the game from Taryn's grandmother's condo in White Rock, British Columbia and I'll never forget that sinking feeling I had when Brenden Shanahan failed to score against
For 128 minutes and 11 seconds of Olympic hockey action, Team Canada was held scoreless. Then Brad Richards, Martin St. Louis and Chris Pronger found the net to put us up 3-0 early and we held on for the 3-2 victory. From what I understand, Martin Brodeur played amazingly well
Team Canada has scored a goal! In fact, they've scored three in the first period and lead the Czech Republic 3-0 in the first intermission. I was starting to fear we'd never score again. When Brad Richards scored at the 7:37 mark you may have heard a massive and
Canada has earned its fourteenth medal at the Turin Olympic games. Our women's hockey team has won gold with a 4-1 victory over Sweden this afternoon.
The good news: I got to watch our Canadian hockey team play two games this weekend. The bad news: I watched our team get shut out twice and fall to 2-2. The loss to Switzerland shocked me while this loss to Finland merely suprised me. Unlike years past, there are
Something is definitely wrong with our mens Olympic hockey team. How can a team of this calibre fail to create any semblance of offense? It's 2-0 for Finland after one and that score is flattering to us. I don't recall seeing any crisp passes, no odd man rushes and almost