Another day, another win... and another dominating display by Team Canada.
Taylor Hall finally put forth a statement with a hat-trick. The potential 1st overall pick of the upcoming 2010 NHL Entry Draft also had an assist to make it a four-point night and gave him seven points for the tournament in just three games.
Hall is already looking forward to a New Year's Eve match-up with Team USA. "As soon as I made the team, this was the game that I marked on the schedule," said Hall. "Any time I've played the Americans, it's always been a tough game. There's a lot of excitement involved and a lot of energy so it's going to be fun."
Alex Pietrangelo is having a fine tournament as well and is showing his leadership and experience with each shift. Pietrangelo is a rare player who is playing in the WJHC tournament again but is also in the middle of his second NHL season with the St. Louis Blues. After scoring a goal against Slovakia, Pietrangelo now has 2 goals and 6 assists in 3 games to put him into a tie for the overall scoring lead at the tournament. Not bad for a defenseman!
Taylor Hall and many other players from Team Canada are available in various products from In The Game which are available at Canada Card World. Alex Pietrangelo's rookie cards are available in many products from Upper Deck's 2008-09 products which are also available from CCW.