Team Canada hasn’t won the gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championships since 2009 and last year’s fourth place finish ended a streak of 14 years with any color medal. This team, more than any other, will be under a lot of pressure to return Canada to their glory of the mid-2000′s where six straight golds made Canada seem invincible. And no players are under more pressure than the guys between the pipes.
One is a young goalie that has already won junior hockey’s biggest trophy. The other is a returning veteran who has been keeping his junior team afloat. Together, Zach Fucale and Jake Paterson are Canada’s last line of defence and will be counted on to play big game if Canada is to win gold.
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