Russia-Canada matchup a true David and Goliath tale

Team Canada held a practice at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Sunday April 7, 2013. (Tony Caldwell/QMI...

Team Canada held a practice at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Sunday April 7, 2013. (Tony Caldwell/QMI Agency)

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:23 PM ET

OTTAWA - Hayley Wickenheiser is in pain. Plenty of it.

But it looks like Canada's captain will take a deep breath, put on her battle armour and play in a game where, on paper, it looks like the opposition has a snowball's chance in hell of winning.

Yep, Monday night at Scotiabank Place in a women's world hockey championship semi-final, it's powerhouse Canada vs. Russia, a country that hasn't until recently put much emphasis on icing a world-class team, but a nation that's rallying around the old "anything can happen" song and dance.


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