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Video- Canada Beats Russia To Win Gold At The WJC

Canada was down 3-1 but kept on pushing to win 4-3.

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Go ahead and etch the name ‘Barrett Hayton’ into Team Canada lore.

Because Hayton authored one of the most incredible chapters in Canada’s rich history at the World Junior Championship on Sunday.

Less than 24 hours earlier, Hayton writhed in pain on the ice with an audible ‘yelp’ so loud that you could hear it across Ostravar Arena. His injury was as unfortunate as it was unnecessary late in a semifinal rout over Finland.

The initial diagnosis from team doctors on Saturday was not positive. He appeared to have a separated shoulder, or some kind of significant shoulder ailment - an injury that almost surely would’ve kept him out of a regular season game on Sunday if he was back playing for the Arizona Coyotes.

Team Canada went to bed thinking Hayton would be a “longshot” to play.

But this was Canada-Russia for all the marbles. This was Hayton’s chance to bring home the medal he couldn’t help deliver last year in Vancouver.

After untold hours of manipulation, therapy, and who-knows-what kind of cocktail to provide relief, Hayton didn’t just suit up for Team Canada.

He scored to bring them back from the brink.

continued

Below, watch the game highlights with no play by play, just the crowd. noise.

added 5:32pm, Also below, video recap of the game with Jame Duthie of TSN.

 

 

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Comments

WingedRider's avatar

Hayton ??  I am on the fence with him, just a gut feeling

“Workhorse Veleno”  Good description, faceoff % must really high, good D, good skater, snake bitten around the Net..  See you in Detroit soon!!!

German Caveman Hulk DMan Seider,,so young so Big, I thought he played the whole game, LOL See you in Detroit soon, also

McIssac had some rough games (Giveaways in his own end), Is he still part of th Wings future or still injured?

It seems to me the Russian Coach has been around a long long long time Yikes!

Mostly a good bunch of kids, Congrats from an Old Canadian!!!

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 01/05/20 at 09:03 PM ET

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