Хроника Хоккея


Broken hearts nothing new: Canada has been disappointed in hockey before
06.01.2004. Adami, Hugh. The Ottawa Citizen

Welcome to the Heartbreak Motel, Canada, where dreams of world hockey superiority are often shattered by either a Czech, a Swede, a Russian, or even an American.

Where's Jean Chretien when you need him to prop us up in our humiliation brought on by those damn Yankees?

Yesterday's freak goal that lifted the United States to a 4-3 victory over Canada for the gold medal in the 2004 world junior hockey championship ended another tournament in which the Canadian team was so good, but not good enough.

What hurt the pride of hockey-mad Canada even more was the way the goal, credited to Patrick O'Sullivan, was scored.

Canadian goalie Marc-Andre Fleury went to clear the puck, but it hit teammate Braydon Coburn and ricocheted into the net. Fleury, who will undoubtedly be thanked on behalf of all Americans by Pittsburgh Penguins fans when he rejoins the NHL team, made a wild lunge at the bouncing puck, but to no avail. The eventual winner, with 5:12 left in the third period, was in and Canada had a foul hockey taste in its mouth again.

Not that we want to stay in this mood, but now is likely as good a time as any to look back at other goals that caused Canada considerable anguish in international hockey competition.

2002 junior worlds: Down 3-1 in the second period, Russia comes back to beat Canada 5-4, with the winner scored by defenceman Anton Volchenkov, now of the Ottawa Senators, at 6:51 of the third period. A slap shot by Volchenkov deflects off a skate and past Canadian goalie Pascal Leclaire. Russia wins gold; Canada, silver.

1999 junior worlds: In overtime, Russian Artem Chubarov scores from the slot with a shot that beats Canadian goalie Roberto Luongo on his glove-hand side. Russia wins 3-2 and Canada gets the silver medal.

1998 Nagano Olympics: In a shootout between Canada and the Czech Republic in a semifinal game, Robert Reichel gets the winner against goalie Patrick Roy with a shot off the post, ending hope Canada would finally win the gold medal with NHL players making up the team for the first time. The Canadians don't win silver or bronze, either.

1996 Canada Cup: Despite being outplayed virtually the entire game, the U.S. beats Canada with a goal scored by Tony Amonte, who pounces on a rebound and puts the puck over Curtis Joseph with less than three minutes left in the third period. The U.S. adds insult to injury by scoring two more, the first into an empty net.

1994 Lillehammer Olympics: In another shootout, this time against Sweden in the gold-medal game, Canadian goalie Corey Hirsch is deked by Peter Forsberg, who then drags the puck and taps it on the backhand, with one hand on the stick. Canada goes seven shots into the shootout before the Forsberg goal. Paul Kariya tries to get the goal back for Canada, but is foiled by Swedish goalie Tommy Salo, who dives for the puck as Kariya moves in.

1936 Garmisch-Parten-kirchen Olympics: Canada, on a 20-game Olympic win streak dating back to the 1920 Games and with four consecutive gold medals to boot, allows an inferior Great Britain team to score with less then six minutes left in the final period and win the semifinal-round match 2-1. Canada eventually wins silver.

Первая страничка молодежных чемпионатов мира 2004 года
Подгруппа А - подробнее
Россия, Словакия, США, Швеция. Австрия
Подгруппа В - подробнее
Канада, Финляндия, Чехия, Швейцария, Украина
За 7-10 места - подробнее
Швейцария, Швеция, Австрия, Украина
1/4 финала - подробнее
Финляндия - Россия
Словакия - Чехия
1/2 финала - подробнее
Канада - Чехия
США - Финляндия
Финал - подробнее
За 5 место. Россия - Словакия
За 3 место. Финляндия - Чехия
За 1 место. Канада - США
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Молодежные чемпионаты мира (до 20 лет) 2004 года.