WJHC 2011 GDT – Canada 4, USA 1 – Semi-final – 2011-01-03 @ 5:30PM MST – TSN

By , January 3, 2011 1:05 pm

Canada vs. USA - 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship Semifinal
Canada Canada – 4 FINAL USA USA – 1
WJHC 2011 Semifinal
Canada were silver medal winners in 2010
USA were gold medal winners in 2010
Date: Jan 03 @ 5:30 PM MST
TV: TSN


Today’s game is a semifinal between the United States and Canada. No matter how much I build this one up, I can’t build it up enough. Last year’s final between the USA and Canada hurt. It sucked to see Canada lose on their own soil to our neighbors to the south. There is a rivalry between us both.. I don’t have to explain it. Everyone knows about it. Last year, Canadian goaltending was very suspect. This year, it is much of the same. It’s a game I’m worried about, for sure. I’m not sure if the Canadians can do it. I wasn’t sure if the Canadians could beat the Swedes either, so I omitted the prediction there. They ended up losing. Well, since I’m a superstitious guy when it comes to hockey, I’m making a prediction in this one.. and it’s for Canada.

Prediction: 7-4 Canada

The funny thing is… this is the SEMI-final game. It’s not the final. But I think of this as the biggest game of the tournament. I don’t care if you win Gold, Canada… just beat the Americans! We can worry about the Swedes/Russians later..
Team Canada Roster
Team USA Roster

Edit: Russia has won against the Swedes by a score of 4-3 in the shootout. They advance to the gold medal game (Wednesday at 5:30PM MST).

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Out worked.. out played.. out everything. Great job to the Canadians tonight. They mopped the floor with the USA, despite the score. This wasn’t a narrow victory like last year’s game. This was a clear domination. The Canadians nearly doubled the US in shots. Just a reminder who the dominant hockey country is.

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