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Canada not shying from lofty expectations at 2024 World Juniors

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When Canada embarks on its quest for a gold medal at the 2024 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, it will be looking to win for a third consecutive year. It is a feat no team has accomplished since Canada's run of five straight gold medals from 2005-09. The players are aware of what is at stake when they begin play in Gothenburg, Sweden, against Finland on Tuesday (8:30 a.m. ET, NHLN, TSN). The tournament runs through Jan. 5. "The [management] told us about it," defenseman Maveric Lamoureux (Arizona Coyotes) said. "The expectations are really, really high. The main goal is to go for gold and nothing less and they told us about it multiple times, so I feel like expectations are really high and the objective is to win and that's it." While the pressure that comes along with those expectations is admittedly high, Lamoureux said he wouldn't want it any other way.

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