As Canadians, we like to remind ourselves that hockey is OUR game and WE invented it.
Because Canada is the gold standard for hockey success, anything but a gold medal is seen as a failure.
The World Junior Hockey Championships just wrapped up and Canadians found themselves in an unfamiliar position – on the outside looking in.
Canada lost in the quarter-finals to the eventual tournament champion Finnish squad.
It was a close game that featured a late flukey goal for the Finns and a missed overtime penalty shot. In the end, Canada lost in extra time.
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