January 5, 2013
Canada comes up empty against Russia for world junior bronze
By TERRY KOSHAN, QM Agency
UFA, RUSSIA - Nothing like a barnburner in Canada’s finale at the 2013 world junior championship.
Scrambly, pond hockey, end-to-end. Call it what you want.
And don’t forget that Canada’s 14-year medal run in the world junior is over.
Russian forward Valeri Nichushkin blew past defenceman Ryan Murphy and slipped the puck behind goalie Malcolm Subban at 1:35 of overtime, giving Russia a 6-5 win and the bronze medal. Nichushkin was the player suspended for one game for hitting Canada defenceman Tyler Wotherspoon from behind in a preliminary game.