Video: 2013 World Junior Championship - Morgan Rielly, Canada
For Team Canada, anything less than winning the gold medal at the U-20 World Junior Championship is considered a major disappointment. But, for the third consecutive year, Canada is in just that position as they dropped their WJC semi-final game to the USA, 5-1.
The team will now face Russia in the bronze medal game, a country that has had some success against the Canadians at this tournament the past couple of years.
In making a comparison between Canada and the USA squads at this WJC, one area where Canada's southern neighbors excelled was the offense that was generated by their group of defensemen.* USA defenders have produced 27 total points in six games so far, while Canadian defenders have totaled just 12 points in five games.… read more