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2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990 1989 | 1988 | 1987 | 1986 | 1985 | 1984 | 1983 | 1982 | 1977-1981 Canada: 5 W - 0 OTW - 0 OTL - 1 L, Bronze Medal He may have had a medal of a lesser colour around his neck, but Mark Visentin could talk about his performance with pride this time. [url=]Rasul Douglas Jersey[/url] . The goaltender was the feel-good story behind Canadas bronze-medal win at the world junior hockey championship. Visentin stopped a penalty shot in the second period, executed a behind-the-back glove save in the third period and made 27 saves in a 4-0 shutout of Finland. Visentin was in goal in last years final in Buffalo, N.Y., where Russia scored five times in the third period to beat Canada 5-3 for gold. While Visentin wasnt entirely to blame for Canada collapse there, hes had to wear it for a year. The Niagara IceDog was constantly reminded of it as this years tournament approached. After his final game this year, he could feel good knowing he helped Canada extend a streak of winning a medal in this tournament to 14 straight years. Sweden beat Russia 1-0 in overtime to win the gold medal. It was the countrys first title since 1981 and just their second in the history of the tournament. Ottawa Senators prospect Mika Zinbanejad scored the overtime winner at 10:09. Canada had played in the tournament final every year for the previous decade and had won five gold in that span. The Canadians were playing for bronze for the first time since winning it in Russia in 2001. Group A COUNTRY GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS Sweden 4 2 2 0 0 26 11 10 Russia 4 3 0 1 0 23 5 10 Slovakia 4 2 0 0 2 11 17 6 Switzerland 4 1 0 1 2 12 16 4 Latvia 4 0 0 0 4 8 31 0 Group B COUNTRY GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS Canada 4 4 0 0 0 26 5 12 Finland 4 3 0 0 1 19 10 9 Czech Rep. 4 2 0 0 2 12 11 6 United States 4 1 0 0 3 16 15 3 Denmark 4 0 0 0 4 6 38 0 MEDAL GAMES Gold - Sweden 1, Russia 0 (OT) Bronze - Canada 4, Finland 0 Team Canada Roster (GP - G - A - Pts) Mark Stone (6 - 7 - 3 - 10) Jonathan Huberdeau (6 - 1 - 8 - 9) Ryan Strome (6 - 3 - 6 - 9) Freddie Hamilton (6 - 1 - 6 - 7) Quinton Howden (6 - 3 - 3 - 6) Mark Scheifele (6 - 3 - 3 - 6) Tanner Pearson (6 - 1 - 5 - 6) Brett Connolly (6 - 5 - 1 - 6) Brendan Gallagher (6 - 3 - 3 - 6) Dougie Hamilton (6 - 2 - 2 - 6) Brandon Gormley (6 - 3 - 3 - 6) Jaden Schwartz (6 - 2 - 3 - 5) Scott Harrington (5 - 1 - 3 - 4) Ryan Murray (6 - 0 - 3 - 3) Boone Jenner (5 - 0 - 2 - 2) Michael Bournival (6 - 0 - 1 - 1) Nathan Beaulieu (6 - 0 - 1 - 1) Mark Pysyk (6 - 0 - 0 - 0) Jamie Oleksiak (6 - 0 - 0 - 0) Devante Smith-Pelly (1 - 0 - 0 - 0) Team Canada Goaltending (W-L -OT - GAA - SO) Mark Visentin (3-1-0 - 1.43 - 1) Scott Wedgewood (2-0-0 - 2.42 - 1) Tournament All-Stars G - Petr Mrazek (CZE) F - Evgeny Kuznetsov (RUS) D - Brandon Gormley (CAN) F - Max Friberg (SWE) D - Oscar Klefbom (SWE) F - Mikael Granlund (FIN) Top Scorers PLAYER GP G A P Evgeny Kuznetsov (RUS) 7 6 7 13 Max Friberg (SWE) 6 9 2 11 Mikael Granlund (FIN) 7 2 9 11 Mark Stone (CAN) 6 7 3 10 Teemu Pulkinen (FIN) 7 6 4 10 [url=]Mack Hollins Womens Jersey[/url] . According to a report from the Hamilton Spectator, Infrastructure Ontario has informed the City of Hamilton and the Tiger-Cats the stadium may not be ready by the June 30 deadline. [url=]Rasul Douglas Womens Jersey[/url] . -- Joe Thornton scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:39 left in regulation to help the San Jose Sharks overcome a two-goal deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 on Thursday night. [url=][/url] .1 Sam Stosur will meet Germanys second-ranked player Andrea Petkovic in the opening match of the Fed Cup World Group semifinal.OTTAWA -- Patrick Chan said he was like a "puppy in puppy daycare" at the Vancouver Olympics four years ago, a wide-eyed teenager at his first party, where everyone was cool and everything was free. "It was so exciting, like Oh my god, there are so many cool things. Cool clothes. And the gyms right here. Everything is available to you," Chan said Thursday, on the eve of the Skate Canada national championships. Chan only turned 23 on New Years eve, but hes a veteran on a completely different comfort level from the "deer in the headlights" who finished fifth in Vancouver. A move to Detroit last spring that also meant a split with his mom Karen (theyd been living together in Colorado Springs) hastened the maturing process. "Now it will be more normal (in Sochi) because I live on my own," Chan said. "I had the chance to have that excitement living on my own and going to the grocery store, and be like I want Oreo cookies today, or I want ice cream. "Im in complete control of what I want, so going to the Olympics will be more of a comfortable feeling as opposed to summer camp-kind of feel." Chan, who will take aim at his seventh straight Canadian senior title this week, has become the skater to beat at Sochi since winning three consecutive world crowns. At the Trophee Bompard Grand Prix in November, he ran away with gold, smashing the world records in the short and long program, and for overall score, to finish a whopping 31 points ahead of closest pursuer Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan. Chan predicts Hanyu, who trains in Toronto under Canadian coach Brian Orser, will be his stiffest competition in Russia. The 19-year-old beat Chan at the Grand Prix Final in December, and broke Chans world record in the short program. Still, Chan pointed out that Hanyu was skating on home ice in Fukuoka. "Its his first Olympic Games and its not in Japan. So Olympics is an even playing ground for all of us," Chan said. "But Im not going to write off anyone. Daisuke (Takahashi of Japan) has had a rough season, but he can do something special. And so can Javier (Fernandez of Spain). So can Denis (Ten of Kazakhstan)." Three-time world champion Elvis Stojko has been keeping an eye on the mens events this season, and predicts Sochi will be a two-skater race between Chan and Hanyu. "Theres an excitement level with Hanyu because hes got that unpredictability, that freshness to it. Then youve got the maturity of Chan," Stojko said. "(Chan) is going to need to be focused because the competition is getting close to him now," Stojko added. "Right now for me, (Hanyu) is the guy to beat. Hes at the top of his game. Patrick has the experience under his belt, he has the Olympics under his belt, hes the three-time world champion, hes going to have to stay focused and not allow the pressuree to settle on him. [url=]Donnel Pumphrey Jersey[/url]. "Itll be a little easier, because its not in Vancouver, its not in Canada. But its still going to be something where hes got to be very focused and not get caught up during the week." Kevin Reynolds had hoped to be in the medal conversation for Sochi as well, but Canadas No. 2 male skater is only just now making his season debut after six frustrating months of equipment problems. The 23-year-old from Coquitlam, B.C., had hoped to build on the momentum from the world championships last spring where he finished fifth. But his season came to a dead stop when he bought new skate boots that, despite custom fitting, were too wide for his narrow AA heel. "Theyre still not 100 per cent but Im feeling much better," Reynolds said. "Im able to do the skills not at a level Im comfortable with but hopefully Ill be able to manage through this week and manage through Sochi. "Its definitely not an ideal situation, nationals being first competition and Sochi being so close, about 30 days away," he added. "I really would have liked some competitions under my belt for that experience." Reynolds withdrew from both his Grand Prix assignments, and wasnt comfortable enough to do any of his big jumps in practice, which included his quads. He estimates hes onto his ninth or tenth pair of Risport skate boots since his previous skates wore out last season. He even travelled to the manufacturer in Italy to be custom fitted in December. "I was so frustrated at that point, I had withdrawn from my second Grand Prix and I wanted to do everything I possibly could in an Olympic year," Reynolds said. He tried to go back to last seasons skates, a pair of stock Risport skates that werent custom fitted but happened to fit perfectly. "They feel like tissue basically," Reynolds said. "Theres no life left in them." Canada has three Olympic berths in mens singles, ice dance and pairs, and two berths in womens singles, which make it the largest figure skating team in Sochi. Skate Canada will name its Olympic team on Sunday. Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will most likely be making their final competitive appearance in Canada at this weeks nationals, as theyre expected to retire following Sochi. The tightest race to make the Olympic team will be in pairs. Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., won bronze at the world championships last spring and have set their sights on the podium in Sochi. Other teams battling for an Olympic berth are Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch, Paige Lawrence and Rudi Swiegers, and Natasha Purich and Mervin Tran. Purich and Tran are in their first season competing together. Tran won bronze for Japan with former partner Narumi Takahashi at the 2012 world championships. [url=]Cheap NFL Jerseys[/url] [url=]Wholesale Jerseys[/url] [url=]Wholesale NFL Jerseys[/url] [url=]Jerseys From China[/url] [url=]Wholesale NFL Jerseys[/url] [url=]Cheap NFL Jerseys[/url] [url=]Cheap Jerseys[/url] ' ' '

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