December 20, 2012 8:26 PM | By Daniel Nugent-Bowman, MSN Sports
Best moments in the history of the World Junior Hockey Championship

The finest plays and memorable moments from the annual international hockey tournament



The finest plays and memorable moments from the annual international hockey tournament (© CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)
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  • 10. 1988 – Post Piestany (© Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail)
  • 9. 1978 – The Great One’s arrival (© CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ball)
  • 8. 1982 – The sounds of victory (© CP PHOTO/Jacques Boissinot)
  • 7. 1993 – Legace saves the day (© AP Photo/Don Wright)
  • 6. 1991 – Slaney’s point shot (© AP Photo/Christopher Berkey)
  • 5. 1995 – First time for perfection (© CP PHOTO/Ray Giguere)
  • 4. 2005 – Golden again, and how (© CP PHOTO/Winnipeg Free Press-Joe Bryksa)
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Having not won the world junior championship since 2009, expectations are enormous for Team Canada. It’s also a lockout year, which means the squad is stocked full of players that would otherwise be suiting up in the NHL. All the pieces are there to end the country’s three-year drought and add to its 15 gold medals. Now it’s just time to produce. If the players do win the title, it will inevitably require an impeccable performance. Here are 10 of the finest past moments the players are trying to live (and play) up to.

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