Tom Renney knows winning at world juniors is tough

Hockey Canada president Tom Renney (left). (Reuters)

Hockey Canada president Tom Renney (left). (Reuters)

Terry Koshan, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:51 AM ET

BROSSARD, Que. - Canada hasn’t won gold at the world junior since 2009, when Pat Quinn was coach and John Tavares was named the tournament’s most valuable player.

The chances that Canada ends its five-year skid this winter at the 2015 tournament in Montreal and Toronto?

Tom Renney, named president and CEO of Hockey Canada in July following the resignation of Bob Nicholson, knows.

“It’s a crapshoot,” Renney said here on Thursday at the national junior team’s summer camp.

“You can get goaltending one day and not the next, or someone gets hurt or you don’t get particular players in the lineup, whatever the case may be. Everybody is playing basically from the same page and it is a function of preparation, commitment and making sure the combination of people you put on the ice makes sense. “But it’s also just a game and sometimes it’s a game of milliseconds and inches.”


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