Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Canada Won't Go for Gold

Canada won't be playing for gold at the World Junior Hockey Championship for the first time since 2001.

Russia jumped out to a 6-1 lead and held on for a 6-5 win over Canada in semifinal action last night.

Wheat Kings' captain Mark Stone was held pointless for the first time in the tournament.

Canada will face Finland in tomorrow's bronze medal game while Russia will play Sweden for gold.

Here's some stories on last night's game to check out:

Terry Jones (Edmonton Sun)

Scott Fisher (Calgary Sun)

Randy Turner (Winnipeg Free Press)

Canadian Press

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Josh Morrissey of the Prince Albert Raiders scored a power-play goal 3:12 into overtime as Team Pacific beat Quebec 5-4 in the fifth-place game at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Wheat Kings' rookie Ayrton Nikkel was held off the scoresheet and finished the tournament pointless in five games.

Meanwhile, Team West was winless at the tournament, falling 6-3 to Germany in yesterday's ninth-place game.

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