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Some sports seem to have a natural home. Soccer in Brazil, rugby in New Zealand, cricket in India. And Canada’s game? Why hockey, of course.
But it wasn’t always that way. By 1982, the Soviets had won every World Junior Hockey Championship except one, while Canada had earned only a single bronze medal.
And then Hockey Canada launched the Programme of Excellence, a national development system designed to help put together teams that would be able to square off against the Soviets. The result was immediate. To everyone’s surprise, when Canada took gold in 1982 the American hosts didn’t even have a copy of “O Canada” to play during the championship ceremony. But after that, no one would be surprised by a Canadian win.
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Location: Baker Lake, Nu
Date:December 26, 2011
Thirty Years of the Game at Its Best
This is a great book if you follow the World Junior Championships. I have been following team Canada since the early days and it brings back the memories of the games. You get some great insight to the teams more from a behind the senses perspective.