Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Canada Through to Semis

It's been quite the road for the Canadian junior squad this time around. Losing a key match to Sweden in the round robin shook the team to the core and after a meaningless game against Denmark, the team would be tested yet again against a Finnish side that has something to prove as well.

Despite the Finns going up a goal in the first period and keeping that lead through the first, the Canadians still held the territorial advantage through the game and that led to them getting the bulk of the scoring opportunities.

When the second period came along, the boys really took that level they were at and expanded on it. So much so, their hard work finally paid off with some much needed offense. The Canadians had goals from John Tavares, Steve Stamkos, Brad Marchand (pictured) and Stefan Legein in the 4-2 win over the Finns to advance to Friday's semi-final against the United States.

Top 10 ScorersTeamGPGA
Kyle Turris542
Steve Stamkos'08515
John Tavares'09541
Josh Godfrey505
Claude Giroux513
Drew Doughty'08504
Shawn Matthias521
Matt Halischuk512
Brad Marchand520
Stefan Legein510

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