"Outspoken" square peg Josh Ho-Sang had a couple of flashy assists in Team Canada's World Junior Summer Showcase game against Russia tonight, showing just what a selfish, me-first player he truly is.
As captured in these gifs by Eyes on the Prize's Marc Dumont, Ho-Sang is seen independently swinging around Russia's zone in the first period and feeding a pass to London Junior Knights' Spencer Watson, who was simply skating to the slot like a good Canadian boy should.
Great hands by Josh Ho-Sang to find Spencer Watson. pic.twitter.com/aUdugJHEDY— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) August 6, 2015
In the second period, Ho-Sang draws three defenders towards him - no doubt soaking up their attention like Superman feeds off the rays of the Earth's yellow sun - and slides a disappointingly soft pass to Erie's Travis Dermott.
Another assist for Josh Ho-Sang, this time on a Travis Dermott goal pic.twitter.com/k0JMmY9FPk— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) August 6, 2015
A real team player would have bulled those three defenders over like bowling pins, scored the goal and stabbed the goalie in the throat as a celebration.
The game is tied at 2 Canada lost the game, 3-2 in a shootout,and Ho-Sang was the only player with more than one point. The camp ends on Thursday with a game against the Czech Republic at 7 EDT. Maybe Ho-Sang will learn some humility before then and stop showing up his teammates while setting them up for goals.
Update: via North Dakota Red Eagle in today's Bits post, here are some video highlights of the game: