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From the Branches: Victory for Victoria Day

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Celebrate Team Canada's Victoria Day victory

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Here's a short and sweet FTB to get your holiday Monday off to a good start.

World Championships

We won! WOOOOOOO! Vladimir Putin even made a surprise visit and thanked Canada for bringing this great game to the world.

Canada shuts out Finland 2-0 to retain world hockey championship title - The G&M
Finland came into the final undefeated with a 9-0 record and had a chance to become the first country to win the world under-18 championship, world junior championship and world championship in the same year. They fell one game short, but draft-eligible rising star Laine was named the tournament’s most valuable player.

Nikita Zaitsev named one of top two defencemen at  World Championship - PPP
The Leafs saw some good performances out of their players this tournament!

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Meanwhile Tampa made things interesting in the Stanley Cup Final, taking a 3-2 lead in the series. The pressure is now on Pittsburgh who have to win Game 6 back in front of a hostile crowd in Tampa.

Heart break kids, Pens fall in OT - PensBurgh
Penguins once again in a playoff situation wondering about MAF vs. the other guy

Bolts rally to win 4-3, take 3-2 series lead - Raw Charge
The Tampa Bay Lightning showed their perseverance in rallying from 2-0 to win 4-3 in overtime. The series shifts back to Tampa on Tuesday.

Memorial Cup Recaps

Host Rebels win big against the Huskies - PPP
The host Red Deer Rebels scored five unanswered goals to win their first game of the tournament.

Huskies crown the Wheat Kings - PPP
The Huskies decisively win their first game of the tournament.

Now go drink beer and eat well in memory of Canada's Queen and Empress: a model wife, and mother, and don't burn down your house with fireworks.

Or, if you're American, continue the drudgery of your daily work routine.

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