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Top 10 Moments of 2016-17: Sharks Fuel Canada's World Cup Win

Eight Sharks are represented in the 2016 World Cup

by Ann Frazier /

For the first time since 2004, the World Cup of Hockey was held, highlighting some of the games' biggest stars. The San Jose Sharks were well represented, with eight named and seven participated. But there was no bigger representation than on Team Canada, which had four Sharks on the team: Brent Burns, Logan Couture, Joe Thornton, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic. 

It made it extra special when Team Canada ended up winning the World Cup, defeating Team Europe in two games.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Congrats to @Logancouture, @Burnzie88, @Vlasic44, Joe Thornton, and the rest of Team Canada! ���� #WCH2016

All four of the Sharks on Team Canada registered at least one point, with Logan Couture leading the pack with 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) in 6 games. Even more amazing: all four Sharks registered at least one point in their game against the United States. 

Joe Thornton, along with Jay Bouwmeester, were the only players who had won the previous World Cup in 2004. 

Tweet from @Burnzie88: @KKurzCSN not too so so here! Amazing energy and experience! Thanks to everyone at the acc! @nhl @NHLPA #boombaby

Tweet from @Vlasic44: Thank you #Canada . That was awesome!Merci #Canada . C'��tait un privil��ge. #WCH2016

What makes a Team Canada win even sweeter? When it's your first time representing Canada at a high level, as it was for Logan Couture. 

Logan Couture's post-win photo on Instagram

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