USA says this wasn't a Canadian trash can after winning gold medal

Jan 6 2021, 6:31 am

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The optics weren’t good.

Having won gold on Canadian soil at the World Juniors in Edmonton, USA posed for the customary team photo.

Then they rolled in what looked like a garbage can.

With a Hockey Canada logo on it.


It turns out, they had a pretty good explanation for it.

According to TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, the US had a “one barrel at a time” motto during the tournament and this was merely the last barrel.

USA head coach Nate Leaman confirmed this in his post-game media conference, according to ESPN’s Chris Peters. He said they meant no disrespect to Canada.

International incident averted.

Not only that, but the Americans were extra classy after the game.

“On behalf of USA Hockey I just want to say thanks to everyone for helping run this tournament during this pandemic, for making it happen,” said USA forward Alex Turcotte. “We couldn’t have done it without all the help and support, so we appreciate everyone that made this happen.”

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