Canada has had some great teams in best on best tournaments but what team was their worst? Canada has only lost three times in best on best tournaments. 1981 - Canada lost to the Soviets 8-1. Mike Luit played horrible that game but so did the whole team. In the round robin play Canada beat the Soviets 7-3. 1996 - They played the Americans in the finals. They beat them the first game but the Americans won the next two due to great goaltending by Mike Richter. 1998 - Canada started off in Nagano great but then they played the Czechs. They lost in the shootout and again lost in the Bronze medal game to Finland. This was Canada's worst finish ever in best on best tournaments. I think the worst team is the 1998 team. Their offence wasn't that great.