What a way to start. After beginning the tournament with a 15-0 win last year, they did one better this time around. It was more of a brisk practice with contact in the first game of the round robin for Canada at the World Hockey Championships. And because goal differential matters as the second tie-breaker, it got ugly very quickly as Canada took on Latvia. Just 36 seconds in, Gabriel Bourque made it 1-0, and not much else mattered after that. It ended with aá16-0 drubbing of a Latvian team that looked lost from the start, with Canada firingá66 shots on netáand outplaying their opponentsáin every aspect. It was a true-to-from, good old fashioned Canadian style hockey game. Fast-paced, hard-hitting action from start to finish as they never took their foot off the pedal once in a game ( ...
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