While the Air Canada Centre rocked, it was Team Canada that rolled over Russia.
And because of it, gold — the world junior hockey version — is back on Canadian soil. An elated bunch of teenagers could not contain their joy.
“We’re world junior champions. We’re world champions,” said Connor McDavid. “It’s joy. We were never really under pressure. The media and all the fans might’ve been putting that pressure on us, but we were just able to brush it off. Right now this is just absolute joy.”
A star-studded Canadian team came in waves — McDavid, Anthony Duclair, Max Domi, Sam Reinhart — to overwhelm their Russian rivals early, then held on late in a frenetic, nervewracking 5-4 final for the world junior hockey championship...Continue reading...VIDEO/PHOTOS: Canada beats Russia 5-4, wins World Junior gold - Peace Arch News