Team Canada beats Finland, advances to next round of junior world championship
December 27, 2011
The world junior championships of hockey are currently underway in Edmonton, Alberta, and Canadians celebrated Team Canada's eight-to-one victory over Finland on Monday. USA Today reports that goaltender Mark Visentin, who may soon be recruited to play for the Phoenix Coyotes, saved all but one of Finland's 25 shots on goal.
The Canadian team had nearly twice as many shots on the Finnish net, blasting 42 pucks at Finnish goalie Chris Gibson, who is lined up to join the Los Angeles Kings. He let eight slip by, securing a victory for Canada.
Canadian hockey lovers who may have been out of the country for work during the game and didn't get to see it on TV can make calls to Canada to talk to their friends about the plays or Mark Stone's game-winning hat trick. It's also impressive to note that Team Canada had such a landslide victory over Finland, even after Anaheim Ducks forward Devante Smith-Pelly, one of the two NHL players on the team, had to leave the game early after using his foot to block a shot on goal.