As a result of the American’s 11-1 rout over Germany, and Team Canada’s instant classic overtime winner 4-3 against Slovakia on Monday night. The stage is now set for a Team USA vs Team Canada semifinal showdown on Wednesday, January 4th. The only thing better of course would be a gold medal showdown between the two North American Hockey clubs.
Who Says Hockey Is the National Pastime of Canada
These two titans will square off on the table is a trip to the finals for one of these two. On the table for the Americans to beat the defending world junior champ Canadians, upset the host county, further strengthen USA Hockey and their place among the world’s best. For the Canadians defending their national sport against their downstairs neighbors and defending their national home ice.
NHL On Display
This game will be dominated by the faces of the future of the NHL. Among them Cutter Gauthier current Flyer’s prospect, and Conor Bedard consensus number 1 overall pick in this summer’s upcoming NHL draft. Bedard because of his three-point quarterfinals performance against Slovakia a performance and game for the ages. Set the record for most points in the history of the tournament for his career. Breaking the record set by former Flyers great Eric Lindros. These are just two of the bevy of future NHL Stars that will be on display for this game.
A Must Watch
This is what these tournaments are all about. This is what you wait to watch. Wednesday, January 4th at 6:30 PM on the NHL Network.
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