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Team Canada Surprised by the Czech Republic in the Shootout
Canada's goaltender Jake Paterson is consoled by teammates Curtis Lazar (26) and Josh Morrissey (7) after losing to the Czech Republic in round robin IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships action in Malmo, Sweden on Saturday December 28, 2013. (Photo by Frank Gunn/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Team Canada Surprised by the Czech Republic in the Shootout

Team Canada’s usual walk through the round robin portion of the World Junior championship hit a bit of a snag in the form of the Czech Republic Saturday, losing 5-4 in a shootout. Canada trailed most of the game, having to come back four separate times in regulation. But Dominik Simon’s one-handed deke goal sealed Canada’s fate and opens up a lot of question about what comes next.

“We need to use this game as a wake up call,” defenceman Matt Dumba, who was battling a cold, said. “We need to take positives from it and not be negative.” 

Canada opened the game with a lot of pressure but for the fifth time since coming to Sweden, the Canadians found themselves trailing early

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Hockey has always been a passion of mine and once I realized I would never make it as a player, I still wanted a career in the sport. With my writing, I get to be a part of the sport I love, safely in front of a laptop screen. I am currently studying journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto and I hope my degree and my many writing experiences lead to a successful career in the field.
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