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The annual International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship has become a holiday season ritual and is symbolic of our country's hockey well being Fortunately for Canadian hockey fans,Team Canada wins a lot more than it loses - thirteen Gold medals and ten more medals overall than the nearest rival,Russia,and in the twenty five years since the Program of Excellence sent our best to the tournament,it has been a launch pad for a lot of future hockey greats.Watch for them in this handpicked solid Gold retrospective of classic confrontations,some not seen their original broadcast.
Includes These Games In Their Entirety:
1982 Canada VS.USSR
Canada's National Junior Team's first major test against the USSR.Played in Winning with highlight of the final and Gold Medal Game played in Rochester,Minnesota.
1985 Canada Vs.USSR:
Canada's first Gold won in Europe.
1988 Canada VS.USSR:
The first meeting of these two teams after the infamous Piestany Tournament.
1991 Canada VS.USSR
Defenseman John Slaney scored the winning gold to secure Canada's first Gold at home.
1993 Canada Vs. Russia:
Canada defeated Sweden after Peter Forsberg guaranteed that Sweden would win.
2005 Canada Vs. Russia:
Thanks to the NHL lockout,Canada had what many consider to be the greatest team ever assembled.
2007 Canada Vs. USA:
Includes the nail biting final shootout and Jonathan Toews's goal that sent Canada to the Gold Medal game.
Highlight of 2007 Canada-Russia Super Series
Team Canada's Best Goals
Highlight of the 1982 Canada-Czechoslovakia Gold Medal game.