June 2004 - Vol 8 - No 3
excellence for Canadian hockey
Photo: JUKKA RAUTIO, Europhoto FAMILIAR ENDING: Team Canada members celebrating with the IIHF World Championship Trophy is a common sight in the world of international hockey nowadays. This time around even the kids of some of the players took part in the tradtitional photo. Steve Staios (front row, far left), Matt Cooke (22) and captain Ryan Smyth (right of trophy) are joined by their children.
OT HERO: Heatley after scoring his overtime goal against Finland in the quarterfinal.
Overtime is Canada’s favourite time
■ When Dany Heatley scored Canada’s overtime goal against Finland in
the quarter-final, he took the Canadian overtime record in international hockey to a new high. No other country has participated in so many overti- me and penalty shoot-out games as Canada, with such a tremendous record.
■ Canada is the most frequent participant in prolonged international games, having play-
ed in 18 overtime games since 1976 (IIHF World Championships, Olympics, Canada Cup and World Cup). Canada has a 50 % success rate in “penalty shoot-outs” (3-3) while it has a remarkable 75 % success rate (9-3) in games decided by a “sudden-death” goal.
■ In Finland 2003 Canada won both the quarter-final (Eric Brewer) and the Gold Medal
game (Anson Carter) in overtime. Go to this link (pdf file) for a complete list of all overtimes and penalty shoot-outs in international hockey: www.iihf.com/archive/Overtimes.pdf
HOT “HEATER”: Dany Heatley is presented the MVP Trophy by René Fasel.