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Canada faces first test vs. Czech Republic

Originally Published: January 1, 2005
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The ease with which Canada has steamrolled through the World Junior Championship has bordered on the embarrassing. That fact is undeniable.

What isn't so clear is whether a team that is 4-0 and has outscored opponents 32-5 is that dominant or whether group-mates Finland, Sweden, Germany and Slovakia are that bad. Of the four teams in the semifinals, only Canada hails from Group A.

The answer will be delivered Sunday when Canada faces a big, talented Czech Republic ...

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