Team Canada Wins World Hockey Gold For First Time In Eight Years

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Team Canada won gold today at the International Ice Hockey Federation Championship in a 6-1 blowout against fellow hockey superpower Russia, reported cbc.ca.com.

 

Sidney Crosby led Canada to its first Hockey World Championship Title since 2007. On Sunday, May 17, Sidney Crosby led the team with a goal and an assist. In a meeting of the two most decorated teams in world championship history, Canada claimed its 25th title with another attacking display that Russia simply couldn’t cope with, announced globalnews.ca.

 

“It was a great effort tonight. We were little bit of shaky at the start but once we settled things down we played pretty well,” stated Trevor Lewis, the Los Angeles Kings forward. “We’re a young group, we battled hard all the way through. To come out with the medal is awesome,” reported globalnews.ca.

 

Six players scored for Canada, with Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin putting his team ahead late in the first period before Buffalo Sabres center Tyler Ennis, Sidney Crosby and Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin decided the game in a six-minute span in the second. Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux and Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon added one each in the third period, reported globalnews.ca.

 

“This is different…having won the Stanley Cup last year, this is just a different feeling,” Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli said. “When you represent your country it’s an honor and to have this gold medal hanging on my neck, it’s pretty surreal right now,” announced kings.nhl.com.

 

Team Canada beat Latvia, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belarus in the quarter finals, Czech Republic in the semifinals, and Russia in the finals. Team Canada was dominant and went undefeated the whole tournament to win gold, reported stats.hockeycanada.ca.