| Canada 5 (Silver)
|| USA 6 (GOLD)
|WJHC Gold Medal Final
|Canada defeats Switzerland 6-1 to earn berth in final
|USA defeats Sweden 5-2 to earn berth in final
|Date: Jan 5 @ 6:00 PM MST
: Updated with results, awards, post-game rant and more… read on.
Will that picture be re-created tonight, perhaps with Jordan Eberle the subject? Let’s hope so. The Canadians barely squeaked off a shootout win against the USA on New Years Eve. The Americans look to be the best match for the offensive Canadians (not to be confused with the other meaning of the word “offensive”, often used with the Oilers as of late). The Americans play a very strong, tight neutral zone game. I suppose you could call it a trap, but it’s smart hockey. The Canadians had a lot of trouble getting passes through the neutral zone. They also have been having some difficulty with their powerplay and have changed it up a bit, giving them another option.
Anyways, there also is an Oilers GDT thread out there (below this one). But I have to wonder why anyone in the world would watch that game over this one. This is exciting hockey folks. Even if the Oilers were doing well, this is what hockey is all about. Tune in for sure.
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Oldie but a goodie.
In semifinal action, Canada defeated Switzerland by a score of 6-1 today while USA beat the Swedes 5-2. For Oilers prospects, Jordan Eberle had one goal in the Canada game, while Anton Lander was the lone scorer for Sweden with both goals.
This sets up an epic battle Tuesday between the USA and Canada. The last time the two faced in the gold medal was in 2004 in Helsinki. The Americans won gold by a score of 4 to 3. Needless to say, this will be Canada’s toughest battle of the tournament. The two teams have already faced each other. The Canadians managed to come back from a 4-2 lead and win it 5-4 in the shootout in part to some more heroics by Jordan Eberle. Hopefully we can pay them dirty Yankees back for the 2004 loss and win this one. Sixpeat!
The Swedes will face the Swiss Tuesday afternoon at 2:00PM MST for the Bronze medal.
Here are the current point totals for Oilers prospects:
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Olympic hockey.. not as cool as the WJHC, less amateur than the Spengler
Didn’t do them all, but here are the major ones (Canada, Russia, USA, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Sweden)… if anyone sees reason to add a roster or two, let me know and I’ll put them up. If anyone notes any changes, please let me know so I can update this.
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