Welcome one and all to the 5th Edition of The Junior Report!
I’m your host with the most, the rum to your egg nog, the Hawk to your Animal. My name is Dan Thompson let’s get on down to Bizz-nazz (thats me trying to reach out to our urban demographic)
Today was the battle to end all battles Canada vs Switzerland. Well it wasn’t the battle to end all battles but the Swiss do play a very distinct game and did give Canada some trouble. Canada did open the scoring, yep you read that right finally Canada struck first and got up 1-0 with a goal from Curtiz Lazar (17th overall 2013 Ottawa Senators) then after getting tripped on a breakaway chance the player who went from being on the “cut bubble” to one of the standouts for the Canadians Anthony Mantha (20th overall Detroit Red Wings) scored to put Canada up 2-0.
Griffin Reinhart (4th overall 2012 New York Islanders) returned in the previous game against the Americans after serving a 3 game IIHF suspension and has been stellar since his return putting up a goal and an assist during the game today. His brother Max is currently playing for the Abbotsford Heat in the AHL after being a Calgary Flames draft pick in 2010 and his younger brother who also plays for Team Canada is draft eligible this year in 2014 and could go first overall (Good News Oiler Fans). CanaRda did take this game 4-1 and now will take on Finland in the Semi-Finals after the Fins beat the Czech Republic 5-3. Russia beat the Americans 5-3 and Sweden rolled over Slovakia 6-0 in the other games today. In the last Junior Report I predicted that the Americans would take out the Russians but I was wrong. I was how ever right about Canada.Sweden and Finland winning. I do believe it will be The Canadians taking on Sweden for the Gold.
But before Gold is the Blue and White of Finland and Canada will take them on Saturday Morning. That’s going to wrap it up for me so until next time, For Boredhockeyfan.com I am Dan Thompson. You Stay Classy Swift Current!