Canada beat Russia 5-4 for gold at the World Juniors in front of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and everyone else in Toronto. Canada almost blew a 5-1 lead, but hung on in a game the announcers were calling among the greatest of all time.
Uh, ahem, it was only great to you guys because Canada won the game! There were other great World Juniors finals games in previous years, plenty of them in fact, except Canada didn’t win. I mean, the gold medal final in Saskatoon against the USA was a great game five years ago, but Canada lost in OT. I guess in this country it only counts as a great hockey game if Canada wins.
That wraps up the World Juniors, and not a moment too soon because I was really sick and tired of all this hockey coverage bumping football and the other sports off of TSN.
Now we move on from live continuing World Junior Hockey coverage, to live continuing Randy Carlyle firing coverage from Toronto. Yes, there is no escape from hockey in Canada, no matter how hard you try.