SOURCE: Video Service Corp

November 16, 2007 14:46 ET

Hockey Canada and Video Service Corp Release a Roster of Classic World Junior Games

TORONTO--(Marketwire - November 16, 2007) - A significant chunk of Canadian hockey history will be available on DVD in Canada with the release of "Canada's Juniors: The Gold Standard" from Video Service Corp and Hockey Canada on November 27. The four-disc set includes seven full games from Gold-Medal-winning-years in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior tournament, featuring future superstars such as Sidney Crosby, Joe Sakic, and Wendel Clark.

Hosted by TSN personality Bob McKenzie with a suggested retail price of $44.98, "Canada's Juniors: The Gold Standard" also includes bonus highlights of the 2007 Canada-Russia Super Series, Team Canada's Best Goals and highlights of the 1982 Canada-Czechoslovakia Gold Medal game. "The Juniors tournament scores huge TV ratings in Canada, and we know there's a loyal fan base in this country," says Jonathan Gross, President of VSC. "I'm excited to be working with Hockey Canada so Canadian hockey fans can celebrate our legacy. Some of these games haven't been seen since their original broadcast, so this will be a real holiday treat for fans." The set is timed for this year's tournament, which will run from December 2007 - January 2008 in the Czech Republic.

Each game is put into historical perspective; the games included are:

--  1982 Canada vs USSR: Canada's National Junior Team's first major test
    against the USSR. Played in Winnipeg during the first year of Hockey
    Canada's Program of Excellence.
--  1985 Canada vs Czechoslovakia: Canada's first Gold won in Europe.
--  1988 Canada vs USSR: The first meeting of these two teams after the
    infamous Piestany tournament.
--  1991 Canada vs USSR: Defenseman John Slaney scored the winning goal to
    secure Canada's first Gold at home at a game played in Saskatoon.
--  1993 Canada vs Sweden: Canada defeats Sweden after Peter Forsberg
    guaranteed that Sweden would win.
--  2005 Canada vs Russia: Thanks to the NHL lockout, Canada had what many
    consider to be the greatest team ever assembled.
--  2007 Canada vs USA: Includes the nail-biting final shootout and
    Jonathan Toews' goal that sent Canada to the Gold Medal game.
    

About Video Service Corp

Video Service Corp. was founded in 1993 by Jonathan Gross and has become a leading distributor of sports on video. VSC also owns www.sportonvideo.com, an e-commerce site specializing in sports videos of all varieties.

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