With the 2021 World Junior Championship completed with Team USA beating Team Canada 2-0, I’d like to look at Team Canada’s performance at the tournament. With this tournament, the USA has won their 5th Gold Medal, and Canada has one it’s 10th Silver medal and 33 medals overall.
Since the beginning of the tournament in 1977, Team Canada has competed in all 44 tournaments, and has won 33 total medals: 18-19 Gold Medals, 9-10 Silver Medals, and 5 Bronze medals.
Their record makes them the second most successful team at the tournament: Russia comes second with 23 medals (4 Gold, 10 Silver, and 9 Bronze) and the USSR/CIS won 14 (9 Gold, 3 Silver, and 2 Bronze) come in with a total of 37 medals but only 13 combined Gold medals, Finland has won 16 medals (5 Gold , 4 Silver, 7 Bronze), the USA 13 medals (5 Gold, 2 Silver, 6 Bronze), and Sweden 19 (2 Gold, 11 Silver, 6 Bronze), Czech Republic 14 medals (2 Gold, 5 Silver, 7 Bronze), Slovakia 2 Bronze medals, and Switzerland one Bronze medal.
Canada has also won 5 straight Gold medals on two different occasions: from 1993 to 1997, and then again from 2005 to 2009. And they finished with 8 Gold medals in a 10 year span from 1988 to 1997.
Congratulations to Team Canada on winning another medal! You made Canada proud!!!!
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