USA vs. Canada – Here We Go Again

USA versus Canada.

It’s become one of hockey’s greatest rivalries.

And while it won’t have the same meaning of last year’s Winter Olympics, the two countries will square off once again today in the Qualification Round at the IIHF World Championships.

Jack Johnson is part of the defensive group for the U.S., who went 2-1 in the preliminary round, beating Austria and Norway – and losing to Sweden. In those three games, he had two assists and tied for second-best on the team with 11 shots on goal.

Meanwhile, Canada went 2-0-1, with wins over Belarus and France. They needed overtime to beat Switzerland in their last contest. Kings goalie’ Jonathan Bernier is on the Canadian roster. However, he has yet to see any game action.

After today’s game, Canada will finish out the Qualification Round with games against Norway tomorrow and Sweden on Monday. Team USA will play France tomorrow and Switzerland on Monday.

In other news from the tournament, Slovakia – featuring the Kings Michal Handzus – also advanced to the Qualification Round and their next game will be against Jaromir Jagr and the Czech Republic.

For a look back at some USA-Canada hockey news, check out these articles:

WJC 2011: Team Canada Report with Drew Doughty

WJC 2011: Team USA Report with Jack Johnson

WJC Memories with Captain Canada Ryan Smyth

Jeremy Roenick previews Canada-USA

Looking Back with Jonathan Bernier

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

Shop for Los Angeles Kings Gear at Shop.NHLcom!

Recent Articles

NCAA West Regional - St. Cloud State vs Ferris State

Dev Camp Preview with Mikey Eyssimont, Kings 2016 Draft Pick

It’s been a whirlwind week for Mikey Eyssimont. The Colorado native was just drafted by the Kings last Saturday and now he finds himself in Los Angeles for the team’s annual Development Camp. With only one year of college experience under his belt – and expected to play a big role this upcoming season at […]

Brown Kings NHL 2015

Brown on Losing the Captaincy; Not Your Typical Conference Call

Dustin Brown met with the media today via a conference call to share his thoughts on no longer being captain of the Los Angeles Kings… and to say he was extremely candid would be more than understatement.
Partial opening comment on no longer being the captain:
“There are a lot of emotions [that come with this]. […]

Johnson Kings

UPDATED: LA Kings 2016 Development Camp Roster Info

As July 1st quickly approaches, most of the hockey world is discussing free agency. Simultaneously, we’re also just a few days away from the other annual summer tradition, Development Camp. In fact, dozens of the Kings top prospects will be arriving in Los Angeles over the weekend, with on-ice activity expected to begin on Monday […]

Major News Items

LAK Prospect No 1

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News