Archive for December, 2012

Canada Tops Off a Perfect Round-Robin Against the Russians

Canada Tops Off a Perfect Round-Robin Against the Russians

It is quite shocking to wake up to game with such high pace. Canada was back to 13 forwards after Jenner and Lipon’s suspensions expired. Canada was showing off their rejuvenated lineup in the early going but not generating very many chances, Russia experiencing the same problem. This trend began to change mid way through the period when Nichushkin hit […]

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World Juniors: Finland To Play In Relegation Round

World Juniors: Finland To Play In Relegation Round

It’s hard to believe that the Czech Republic would contend for a medal instead of Canada, but surprisingly, that’s the way it goes. After escaping Switzerland with  5-4 win on Sunday, Finland was faced with a must win scenario, tied with the Swiss with 5 points and trailing the Czech’s by one point. Sweden and Finland took to battle this morning, and as […]

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Spengler Cup: Canada Smashes Davos 7-2 For Spengler Cup Gold

Spengler Cup: Canada Smashes Davos 7-2 For Spengler Cup Gold

This is it. After 5 great days in Davos, Switzerland, the 2012 Spengler Cup was coming to a close. This year’s final included two strong teams in Canada, filled with locked-out NHL talent such as Matt Duchene, John Tavares and Jason Spezza, and Davos, last year’s champion, who possessed lethal scoring threats in Joe Thornton, Patrick Kane and Damien Brunner. In the […]

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Spengler Cup: Canada’s Byron Ritchie Suspended For Finals

Spengler Cup: Canada’s Byron Ritchie Suspended For Finals

Team Canada will play its gold medal game at the Spengler Cup without impactful forward Byron Ritchie, who was suspended for a hit to the head against Fibourg Gotteron player Romain Loeffel during the second period of Canada’s 5-1 semifinal victory. Ritchie was drafted in the 7th round (165th overall) by the Hartford Whalers in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. His rights were […]

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2012 Spengler Cup Standings

Group Torriani Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts  HC Vítkovice Steel 2 1 0 1 0 6 6 4  HC Fribourg-Gottéron 2 1 0 0 1 6 3 3  Salavat Yulaev Ufa 2 0 1 0 1 6 9 2 Group Cattini Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts  Team Canada 2 1 0 1 0 6 […]

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Spengler Cup: Canada Heading To Spengler Cup Finals After 5-1 Win

Spengler Cup: Canada Heading To Spengler Cup Finals After 5-1 Win

  Team Canada has qualified for the Spengler Cup Finals on Monday after winning their semi-final game in convincing fashion. defeating Cory Schneider and Fribourg 5-1. Jason Spezza opened the scoring on the power play late in the first period when he tapped in a rebound off a Colaiacovo shot. Pouliot made it 2-0 early in the second when he […]

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World Juniors: Cupper Shines For Germany But Slovakia Wins 2-1

World Juniors: Cupper Shines For Germany But Slovakia Wins 2-1

Fans of Canada or Russia may have not even considered staying up to watch this Group B match between Germany and Slovakia, but for Americans, you know how nervous you must have been. After dropping a 2-1 loss to the Canadians earlier in the day, the hope of playing for a medal rested in the arms of Slovakia, the team […]

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Malcolm Subban answers his critics in a clash against USA

World Juniors: Canada Holds on to Clinch Victory Over USA

Some people feed into the rivalry, others do not but let me tell you, it exists whether you like to acknowledge it or not. Sort of like the Leafs-Habs rivalry, you may think it has weakened or disappeared completely – you’re wrong, it’s there. I feel  it every time I am in Toronto and they see my phone case. However, […]

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