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Wilderness Walk: US vs Canada Hlinka Gretzky Cup controversy

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For those that don’t know, the Hlinka Gretzky Cup is going on right now in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. It’s a tournament of the best under-18 hockey players in the world, and Friday night, just like every time USA and Canada get together, it was a thriller. Remember the Mike Legg lacrosse goal from back in 1996? Well, Aaron Huglen from Roseau, Minnesota did that last night. Let’s take a look at both.

Now, of course US/Canada always has to have it’s fair share of controversy. Well, with the US up 5-4 with seconds remaining in the 3rd period, Canada appears to score as the buzzer goes off. Now, in this tournament there is no replay to see whether or not the goal should count or not. Well, the goal would stand, and of course Canada would score 1:44 into overtime.

Saturday night (last night) Canada took home gold defeating Sweden 6-2 while the US fell to Russia 5-4.

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