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

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