Canada-USA: No “Six-Pack” for Canada, Downed 6-5 by Team USA in OT

January 5th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

For many Canadians, tonight’s game against the United States at the World Junior Tournament was more than just a game. Hockey has long been Canada’s game and, as such, Canada has dominated the World Junior Championship for the past five years.

On the other hand, the Americans have been hard at work developing players and changing up their preparation for the tournament in an effort to compete/beat Canada.

Hockey has grown to its full potential in Canada. With that in mind, given Canada’s utter dominance of the WJC (Canada had lost only one game in the past six years heading into tonight’s action) there were some analysts suggesting an American win would be good for the exposure of the tournament in the United States.

Tonight’s festivities began with the noticeably pro-Canadian crowd passing around the familiar massive Canadian flag around the arena—a tradition that is bound to be met with some apprehension when the World Juniors switches venues to Buffalo next year.

Throughout the tournament there has been a big push for the Canadian crowd to adopt ...

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