Canada has been waiting for seven years, now.
In that span of time, the QMJHL produced only 24 Team Canada players, including six goaltenders and three players- Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Mike Ribeiro and Mathieu Biron- already with NHL experience who were playing in the QMJHL. People arguing that La Belle Province can’t produce good defenseman would be salivating at the fact that only three defensemen- Joe Rullier, Alexandre Rouleau and Biron- made Canada’s WJC team since 1997. However, each of these teams saw a goaltender coming from Gilles Courteau’s league. Unfortunately, 2005 could be the year where that streak ends.
Disaster is coming
No one in Quebec owns a real legitimate chance of taking a goaltending spot in this year’s tournament. For the first time since the invention of sliced bread, no French Canadian was invited to Canada’s summer camp. Looking at his name, you might think Rejean Beauchemin would be a likely QMJHL candidate, but the Prince Albert Raiders netminder was born in Winnipeg. Some fanatics could tell you that the like Read more»