Canada two wins from 'ultimate goal' at world junior championship

Canada's Dougie Hamilton (right) celebrates his goal with Ryan Murphy against Russia during first...

Canada's Dougie Hamilton (right) celebrates his goal with Ryan Murphy against Russia during first period action at the World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, on Dec. 31, 2012. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:01 PM ET

UFA, RUSSIA - With about an hour remaining on the 2012 calendar, Ty Rattie might have summed up what the majority of his teammates were thinking.

"That was one of the best games I have ever been a part of," the Canada forward said after a 4-1 win over Russia at the 2013 World Junior Championship. "The goal was to go 4-0, get a bye into the semis, and it feels good.

"We're two wins from our ultimate goal, and will take anyone right now. We feel good about ourselves. We're not cocky, but we are confident."


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