Canada's Subban appreciates coach's support

Canada goaltender Malcolm Subban stretches during practice in Ufa, Russia, Dec. 25, 2012. (MARK...

Canada goaltender Malcolm Subban stretches during practice in Ufa, Russia, Dec. 25, 2012. (MARK BLINCH/Reuters)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:08 AM ET

UFA, Russia - Team Canada head coach Steve Spott headed off a controversy by naming Malcolm Subban as his starting goaltender at the beginning of the world junior tournament.

It, in itself, was a controversial decision given Subban’s performance heading into the tournament.


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