Talk about your let downs. With the eye of the nation on Calgary and Team Canada, the team suffered their most ill timed and disappointing loss in years. So much so that after the first period when the team was down by two, tickets for the Sweden vs Russia gold medal game could be found on online classified ads. Now that Canada is officially playing for bronze, the number of tickets available is alarming.
Team Canada hasn’t played since their New Year’s Eve game against the USA, but that certainly doesn’t mean they haven’t been watching the rest of this tournament unfold.
This spring, Team Canada named Vancouver Giant’s head coach Don Hay to coach the 2012 Team Canada World Junior team. The last time the championships were in Alberta, Canada took the gold. Coincidently, Don Hay was the team’s head coach. 1995 was also a year that a young Ryan Smyth played for Team Canada. Through the seven games played, Smyth scored 2 goals and 5 assists.
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Lisa McRitchie is a fairly new writer, online at least, but makes up for inexperience with passion for the game of hockey and memories of Mrs. Leskiw’s English AP class; who knew they would pay off one day.
Oil Patch focuses on the Edmonton Oilers, the Edmonton Oil Kings, The Oklahoma City Barons and Team Canada Hockey with game coverage, news updates, speculation and interviews.
Although the Oilers have had a difficult past decade… or three, here at Oil Patch, the future looks bright.
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