Canada runs through Czechs to remain undefeated at world juniors

A little adversity has helped some of Canada's young players reach a new level at the world junior hockey championship, says the team's head coach. Tim Hunter benched 17-year-old Alexis Lafreniere and 18-year-old Joe Veleno in the third period of Thursday's 3-2 victory over Switzerland, saying the pair weren't playing well. Lafreniere responded by putting […]

Canada to play for world junior gold after crushing Czechs

Drake Batherson has flown under the radar for most of his hockey career. He wasn’t invited to Canada’s Summer Showcase this year, a camp where the junior national team’s roster begins to take shape. Even Canadian head coach Dominique Ducharme, who coaches against Batherson in the QMJHL, wasn’t really aware of him. But he is […]

World juniors: Canadians crush Swiss, will meet Czechs in semis

Drake Batherson scored twice as Canada earned an 8-2 quarter-final win over Switzerland on Tuesday at the world junior hockey championship. Canada will face the Czech Republic in semifinal action Thursday. The Czechs advanced with a 4-3 quarter-final shootout win over Finland. The Canadians beat the Czech Republic 9-0 on Dec. 20 in a pre-tournament […]