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Canada unhappy with WJC silver

Updated: January 6, 2004, 12:41 AM ET
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

HELSINKI, Finland -- For most countries that compete in the annual World Junior Championship, a silver streak would be good news. For Canada, a hockey power with a rich history of excellence, a silver streak brings nothing but disappointment.

For the third straight winter, Team Canada squandered a third-period lead in a gold medal game and was forced to settle for the silver medal at the WJC.

In 2002 and 2003, Russia found a way to overcome Canadian leads to win the gold. This time, ...

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