Canada's World Junior players Ty Rattie (left) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins pause during their last practice in Calgary prior to making the trip to Finland for two exhibition games. (Darren Makowichuk/QMI Agency)
CALGARY - Phil Esposito said it best.
Forty years later, members of Canada's world junior hockey squad will be saying it -- or something like it -- over and over again.
"Our motto is 'one reason,' " revealed Team Canada winger Ty Rattie. "The whole country knows what we're going over there for."