Sunday, December 31, 2006

Spengler Cup Done, Canada Loses in Final Again

The Spengler Cup is over and Canada lost it on a fluke play in the third period, when Canada’s goaltender, Justin Pogge, gave the puck away to the HC Davos player and found it in the back of his net.

It was an unfortunate break for a Canadian team that had played well all tournament. Mario Scalzo and Stacey Roest impressed with their speed and shooting abilities. Tim Brent was very good on the offence and Dany Syvret played well on the Canada blue line.

The Toronto Marlies let Justin Pogge and Jay Harrison go over and represent Canada. This was a huge step up for Pogge who last year backstopped the Canadian World Junior team to a gold medal in Vancouver.

The team was coached by former Toronto Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn. Quinn was also the coach for Canada’s Olympic teams in Salt Lake City and Torino as well as for the World Hockey Championships.

Congratulations to the forgotten, Team Canada, from the Four Seamer team.

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