World Hockey Championships

This annual event runs May 10-26. It may be of interest to some, particularly those like me who have no team left to cheer for in the NHL playoffs.

Canada’s roster so far:

Additions made today. Why Dubois?

Tourigny to coach once again plus coaching staff:

Go Canada! :canada: :canada: :canada:

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Team USA roster so far:

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Desperation for warm bodies who aren’t injured?

The tournament started today and Canada’s first game is tomorrow against cricket and golf powerhouse Great Britain. John Tavares joining the team. Even though he is overpaid, good for him. I’m not sure why Scheifele and Morrissey aren’t playing and assume they declined or are nursing injuries. They would automatically be the two best players on the team with both projected as Olympian’s with Morrissey a projected first pairing defenceman.

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The US dropped their first game 5-2 to Sweden today.

Brady Tkachuk named captain of team USA.

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Bedard scores twice as Canada beats Great Britain 4-2 in their tournament opener. Most I think would consider that a relative squeaker.

John Tavares won’t play until Game 2 but for some reason was named captain. I guess leading your team to a 3rd place finish in your division and a first round playoff exit while your top players argued on the bench and fans complained makes him a no brainer for the captaincy.

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USA win 6-1 over Germany after their opening loss to Sweden.

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Up to the point you realize that half (or more) of almost every European team are Canadians playing in European leagues…

Bedard continues to roll as Canada beats Denmark 5-1.

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USA continues to struggle. Loses to Slovakia in OT after coming back from a 4-1 third period deficit.

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Canada came from behind to beat Finland today for their 5th win in a row.

https://www.iihf.com/en/events/2024/wm/news/61231/can-fin

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Canada out-chanced Switzerland 3-2 and likely will finish first in pool A.

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