World Juniors

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DEFEATED

MALMO, Sweden - There is hope for next year's team, but that didn't make it easier for the Canadian players that left the world junior championship without a medal for a second year in a row.A bid for...
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Going, Going..

MALMO, Sweden - Ticket packages have nearly sold out in Toronto and are more than 50 per cent sold in Montreal for the 2015 world junior hockey championship.The tickets went on sale Dec. 30 and are se...
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Finland Beats Canada 5-1

MALMO, Sweden - Canada's gold-medal hopes ended Saturday as Finland scored three times in the second period and held on for a 5-1 semifinal victory at the world junior hockey championship.Canada will...
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O CANADA!

MALMO, Sweden - As the minutes ticked down on Canada's victory over the United States, the overwhelmingly Canadian crowd of 3,882 at the Isstadion chanted "Foo-KAL-eh!"That was for goaltender Zach Fuc...
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Canada Beats Slovakia 5-3

MALMO, Sweden - Nothing is easy for this Canadian team at the world junior championships.Jonathan Drouin redeemed himself after a bad penalty on his first shift by scoring the tying goal and Nic Petan...
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Canada Loses 5-4 In Shootout

MALMO, Sweden - Brent Sutter had never lost a game as a coach at the world junior championship.It seems there is a first time for everything.Canada battled back four times from one-goal deficits only...
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U.S. Win Gold

UFA, Russia - Rocco Grimaldi scored twice Saturday as the United States defeated Sweden 3-1 to win the gold at the world junior hockey championship.Vince Trocheck added an empty-net goal for the Ameri...
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No Medal For Canada

UFA, Russia - Canada's run of consecutive medals at the world junior hockey championship ended with a 6-5 loss in overtime to Russia in the bronze-medal game Saturday.It was the first time since finis...
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Canada Stumbles At Juniors

UFA, Russia - An NHL lockout has helped lift Canada to gold at past world junior hockey championships.But not this time.Canada dominated en route to gold in 1995 and 2005 when the NHL also locked out...
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'A Sign Of A Great Hockey Club'

UFA, Russia - Goaltending coach Ron Tugnutt mused aloud during the Canadian junior hockey team's selection camp in Calgary that travelling 13 times zones to pursue a gold medal might not be a disadvan...
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'A N*gger in Net': Racism at the World Juniors

The World Junior Hockey Championship has captivated Canadians again this holiday season. But the sight of Team Canada's goalie's skin colour was met with laughter, bemusement, confusion and contempt in Canada and abroad. Thankfully, the long-ignored vestiges of disdain for diversity in hockey have been gaining attention nationwide, in the USA, and across the pond as hockey fans and foes band together to address long-standing pressures that still blight the game.
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Canada FTW

UFA, Russia - Jonathan Drouin's stock is rising on Canada's junior team, and likely for the next NHL draft too.The 17-year-old forward was promoted to the top forward line and scored a pretty goal in...
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Canada Beats U.S. 2-1

UFA, Russia - Malcolm Subban stepped up for Canada in a big way on Sunday.The goaltender made 36 saves as the Canadians defeated the United States 2-1 to stay perfect after three games at the world ju...
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CANADA WINS

UFA, Russia - Ryan Strome scored a pair of goals as Canada came from behind to beat Slovakia 6-3 at the world junior hockey championship Friday.Canada improved to 2-0 in Pool B and faces the United St...
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Sunday Roundup: The Week of Smackdowns

First, Canada was smacked down by Russia in the world junior semi-finals; for the first time since 2001, Canada would not play for the gold. Then we had a big smackdown in the blog rail between Vancouver doctor Reka Gustafson and contributor Miranda Frum over whether taxpayers should be paying for crack pipes. Just as the -- what? dust? powder? -- from that was settling, another smackdown started up when Kathryn Marshall of Ethical Oil accused environmental groups of receiving foreign backing to lobby against the Northern Gateway project, upon which hearings will begin this coming week. To which Rick Smith of Environmental Defence Canada replied, essentially, so what? So as you return to work, remember that things could be worse. Even in January. Even in January in Canada. You could be in Mexico...
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'We Are Not Afraid Of Canada'

CALGARY - If the Canadian team is downplaying the revenge factor heading into its world junior hockey championship semifinal, its Russian opponent isn't.Tuesday's semifinal between Canada and Russia i...
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Canada's World Junior Team Unveiled

CALGARY - The Canadian team charged with reclaiming gold at the world junior hockey championship will be able to count on a big, deep defence, multi-purpose forwards and an experienced goaltender."We...