Canada is ready to face-off against their second opponent in the World Juniors round robin, team Kazakhstan. Della Rovere, arguably Canadaâ€™s grittiest player on the roster, suffered a slight leg injury after blocking a shot against the Czech Republic Friday night, but will play regardless. Shows a lot of heart.
The two top lines of Esposito, Tavares, Didomenico and Hodgson, Boychuk , and Eberle are ready to dominate another team, but while they are looking forward to this matchup, they are already looking two games ahead, to New Yearâ€™s Eve, when they will play the United States for the first time this season â€“ a team that TSN believes has the strongest line in the tournament, though Iâ€™m sure several teams and fans alike think otherwise.
Chet Pickard will get the start tonight. Heâ€™s arguably the better goaltender of the two, but will not look to land the number 1 position, but instead seek out the victory. If everything falls into place, heâ€™ll land the position by providing a strong effort game in and game out. While there may be a competition between the two, they ultimately want the W, for it is all about the team, and not about one player.
The game kicks off today at 3:30.
Go Canada Go
Micheal A. Aldred