When I was young I couldn’t wait for The Canada Cup. It was basically the only chance I would have to see Canad’s best hockey players play against the best from around the world. And these tournaments were pretty rare. Nowadays it seems there is an international tournament every year. Obviously there are the World Jr’s every year and the World Championships, The Winter Olympics happen every 4 years, and now we have the World Cup of Hockey. (It has been 20 years since the last). To me it seems like a lot of International hockey.
This Years World Cup of Hockey will have a bit of a twist. Along with the powerhouses from Canada, Russia, Finland, Sweden, The US, and The Czch Republic. At this tournament there will also be Teams Europe and Team North America. (Team NA will consist of younger players in the NHL under 23 years of age).
Canada’s 1st exhibition game is this Friday against the USA.
Go Canada Go!