Monday, January 05, 2009

Canada Wins Gold!!!

Wow, what a tournament.

Congratulations to the boys on team Canada who capped off one of the most memorable World Junior Championships with Canada's fifth straight gold medal.

While John Tavares and PK Subban received the accolades it was Tyler Myers and Cody Hodgson who anchored the team to victory tonight. The key to the game was the penalty kills during the second period where Myers and Hodgson led a great effort by the PK group. Myers was simply outstanding tonight and against Russia in the semis. Sure wish he was Canuck property... but hey at least we have Hodgson. Hodgson had a great tournament finishing with the lead in scoring and was arguably Canada's best all around player.

Of course there were a lot of key components to this team, Tavares and Esposito provided some clutch goals, Tokarski stepped up with some great goaltending at the right time etc. But the biggest factor was that this team was a team and it was great to watch. And maybe for that reason this one feels a little more special than previous golds.

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