The World Juniors are about to kick off on Boxing Day, and today I’m mentioning the 2009 tourney held in Ottawa because my friends JW and Heather in Ottawa were there and they gave me a set of their ticket stubs, which I thought was extremely nice. But they always have been a very kind and giving couple.
Canada won gold in 2009, their fifth consecutive, by beating Sweden 5-1 in the big game. PK Subban was one of two defencemen named to the all-star team, and the three leading scorers that year were Cody Hodgson with 19 points, John Tavares, 15, and Jordan Eberle with 13.
PK ended in 9th spot with 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists) which is still excellent.
The tickets feature players from different years, such as Czech Republic star Tomas Plekanec, who played in both 2001 and 2002, and Sidney Crosby in 2004 and 2005.
Others players featured on the tickets are Patrick Kane 2007, Nik Antropov 1999, Jonathan Toews 2006-2007, Roberto Luongo 1998-1999, Dany Heatley 2000-2001, and Jack Johnson 2006-2007. And the gold medal ticket is a real bonus.