John Tavares Named Most Valuable Player of World Junior Hockey Championship as Canada Wins Gold
Top Scorer does it with CCM U+ Skates and Stick!
Ottawa, Ontario (Canada), January 6, 2009 – CCM Hockey would like to congratulate John Tavares of Team Canada on his outstanding performance at the World Junior Hockey Championships, which culminated in the reception of a Gold Medal for Team Canada and an individual nomination as Most Valuable Player, finishing the tournament with 15 points (8 Goals and 7 Assists).
The WJHC feature some of the best 20 & under players in the world, one of which is this year’s top prospect at the NHL Entry Draft. John Tavares, who at only 18 years of age has already set a Canadian record for most power play goals at the WJHC and is tied for most goals at the WJHC by a Canadian. John Tavares stepped it up when Team Canada needed him most, scoring 2 comeback goals when Canada was down 3-0 against Team USA, finishing the game with a hat trick.
He received the following awards:
* Top Forward
* Top 3 Players of Team Canada
* Tournament First All-Star Team.
John Tavares’ equipment of choice is the CCM elite U+ series, including the form-fitting U+ Pro Skates and the lightweight U+ Stick. The U+ Pro skate is powered by U Foam, which molds perfectly to each individual foot during the heating process. The skates also feature the Rocket Runner, an innovative lightweight hybrid runner, which is 35-60 grams lighter than all others.
“The runners make my game better because with less weight I can move my feet faster and push off the ice harder”, said John Tavares. “The U+ Skates give me more power and push when I skate to give me an extra boost”.
“CCM Hockey would like to congratulate both Team Canada and Team Sweden for an exceptional final game at the WJHC”, said Michel Benoit, VP of CCM Hockey.