Canada plays Slovakia at Montreal’s Bell Centre; puck drop is at 8PM.
There’s extra pressure on Canada this year, as our team hasn’t won a medal in 5 years. Hopes are riding on these players to secure some hardware…
Curtis Lazar (Ottawa Senators prospect): Captain
Zach Fucale: Goalie — with 14 saves for Team Canada in their 6-0 W against Switzerland Tuesday.
Samuel Morin (Philadelphia Flyers 2013 first-round pick): Defence
The Russia-Canada rivalry is long-running: the two countries combined have won 28 of the 38 medals awarded during the history of the World Juniors. Russia has won a medal each year for the past four years, and while none of those victories were a gold this poses a challenge for Team Canada.
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Header photo via HockeyCanada.ca.