WCOH Postgame: Canada coast to 6-0 victory over Czech Republic

Jeff Veillette
September 17 2016 10:03PM

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It's opening day at the World Cup of Hockey, and all the gloom, doom, debates, and debacles have been thrown out the window. Whether this oddball event makes any sense is irrelevant; all that matters is that the puck is on the ice, and so are the world's best.

"World's best" is a key phrase there. As always, the pressure is higher for Canada to succeed than anybody else. They're the perennial Olympic powerhouse, and while the average degree of difficulty has tilted up, a team with a tradition of dominance should be able to shake such a roadblock off.

If today's game was any indication, they're going to have no trouble doing just that, as they cruised to an easy 6-0 win against the Czech Republic.

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World Cup of Hockey Recap: Europeans Slam Door on Americans

Megan Kim
September 17 2016 05:12PM


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The 2016 World Cup of Hockey officially kicked off today with an afternoon game between Team USA and Team Europe. Team Europe, you'll remember, is the hodge podge team with NHL players from 8 different nations competing under one strange logo. Team USA, on the other hand, is made up of players all from America, but somehow they missed the memo that this is a best-on-best tournament, because I don't see Tyler Johnson or Justin Faulk on the roster. They're also playing with the massive handicap of having John Tortorella at the helm. 

If you missed the opening game of this excellent tournament, fear not! We have a handy recap here just for you! 

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September 17 2016 04:56PM

It is time for the hockey! And tonight, we get to see Team Canada—the favourite entering the World Cup of Hockey—against the Czech Republic. Sidney Crosby leads his team into a three-week battle that should result in another victory for the land of ice and snow—and they can do it before the snow flies. 

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World Cup of Hockey Preview: Team USA vs. Team Europe

Sam Blazer
September 17 2016 01:03PM

The World Cup of Hockey is finally here. After multiple preliminary matches and plenty of intrigue, the time to play is now. Team USA faces off against Team Europe and with it comes the first match for John Tortorella and company. Will they get off to a fast start? Do his scratches leave a lot to be desired? Does Team Europe have enough fire power?

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World Cup of Hockey Preview: Each Team's Burning Question

Steven Ellis
September 16 2016 07:03AM


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After years of rumors, chatter and rising excitement, the World Cup of Hockey is finally upon us. The two-week "international" hockey tournament in Toronto, Ontario will feature six of the world's best hockey countries and two concoctions that the NHL made up in their offices while nobody was looking. There's no question it's one of the more unique hockey events in recent years due to the team listings alone, but it's certainly an interesting event to get the season started.

Each team has at least one burning question leading into the event. Whether it be injury issues, inexperience or a weak base to build on, it's tough to truly pinpoint one true favourite because it seems like each team excels in at least one area. Let's take a look at a question each team will look to answer by the time the tournament concludes on October 1st.

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