2015 WJC Podcast: Strong team effort leads Canada back to gold

By Ken McKenna
Team Canada - Gold Medal - 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada earned their first gold medal at the World Junior Championship since 2009 but have won gold at this event 16 times since 1977 (courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

 

The host country for the 2015 World Junior Championship made the most of its home-ice advantage as Team Canada made an unbeaten run through the preliminary and playoff rounds to secure the gold medal, their first at this tournament since 2009. Canada defeated Russia in the gold medal game, 5-4, making it the fifth straight year that Russia has earned a medal at the World Juniors.

Coming on this Hockey’s Future podcast to discuss the gold and bronze medal games is ISS Hockey scout Marc Lapointe, who is the head scout in Quebec for that organization. Marc talks about the four countries that took part in the two medal games – Canada, Russia, Slovakia, and Sweden – and includes some thoughts on players such as Martin Reway, Alexander Dergachev, Connor McDavid, and Frederik Gauthier.

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