Sidney Crosby and Brad Marchand leading team Canada to their second-straight World Cup of Hockey title proved once again that Nova Scotia has produced big hockey talent.

Marchand, who was born and raised in Hammonds Plains, N.S., scored short-handed in the last minute of the third period to give Canada the 2-1 win over team Europe.

For his family watching in the stands, it was a moment they'll never forget.

"Extremely proud for Brad and team Canada,” said Marchand’s mother, Lynn Marchand. “We had hoped when he was named to the team that he'd have a great experience and just contribute in some way to the team."

Marchand scored a tournament-leading five goals. His linemate, Cole Harbour's Sidney Crosby, was named MVP and led the tournament with ten points.

Prior to the World Cup of Hockey, Crosby and Marchand had never played on the same team together, despite being less than a year’s difference in age. However, they both played their major midget hockey here at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, where their former coach, Brad Crossley, says he's not at all surprised by the Nova Scotian’s chemistry.

"The effort and energy they put into their game to be the best they can be, not just on the world stage but just in general as a professional athlete, it is off the charts how they go about their business and what they do, and it was quite evident in the world cup," said Crossley.

Crossley has coached the major midget level for the past 24 years. He coached both Crosby and march and with the Dartmouth Subways.

"To see Sid carry himself the way he did right through to the championship on and off the ice, and to see Brad perform like he did in tough situations, not even knowing in the beginning if he was going to make the team, and both of them in the running for MVP was absolutely fantastic," said Crossley.

The chemistry between Crosby and Marchand was so good that it had some hockey fans talking trades.

"The talk was that brad was going to Pittsburgh,” said Lynn Marchand. “But we said, ‘No, Crosby, you're coming to the Bruins. He laughed and said, ‘Maybe someday.’"

Though Crosby and Marchand may not be teammates any time soon, they are putting Nova Scotia on the hockey map.

With files from CTV Atlantic’s Allan April.