Sunday, August 17, 2008

What the kids did on their summer vacation..

Like many Canadian youngsters, a touring group of young Canadians have been enjoying the sights of the Europe this August, with a particular interest in Slovakia and a little hockey tournament that was hosted there in the summer.

The Canadian Under 18 junior squad claimed the Gold this weekend in Piestany, as Team Canada claimed the title in the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka hockey tournament.

The fourth time in five years that a Canadian squad has won the kick off to the always emotional junior hockey international tournament schedule. Canada had a perfect 4 and 0 record in the tournament.

Scoring for Canada in the Gold medal match were Taylor Hall, Carter Ashton, Ryan Ellis, Simon Despres, Brayden Schenn and Casey Cizikas.

Canada defeated their long time junior Nemesis, Russia in the final match of the weekend, outscoring them 6-3 to collect the gold and bragging rights until the World Juniors come along in December.

Hockey Canada-- Tournament Recap

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