Thursday, January 08, 2004

Being that I am a Junior Hockey Season Ticket Holder (The expansion & playoff bound Everett Silvertips) I would be remiss if I didn't mention the US Junior Hockey Team won it's first ever Junior Hockey Title over powerhouse Canada on Monday. The U.S., down 3-1, scored three straight goals to capture the title...allthough the last of the three was an "own-goal" in which the Canadian goalie ( Marc-Andre Fleury) bounced a clearing pass off one of his own skaters into his own net. "This rates right up there with the Miracle On Ice," said tournament MVP Zach Parise, referring to the 1980 Winter Olympics when the Americans won the gold medal." Fleury was the MVP of the 2003 tournament and the first overall pick in the NHL draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.