2021 World Junior Championship Predictions: Canada vs Czech Republic

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Welcome to the 2021 World Junior Championship predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey will take a look at each game and give our predictions of the results. Saturday, January 2nd is when the quarter-finals take place. The second last game of the day sees Canada take on the Czech Republic.  2021 World Junior Predictions […] READ MORE


Hockey Canada Cancels Scrimmage in Light of Two Covid-19 Positives

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Earlier today Hockey Canada has confirmed that two players have tested positive for COVID-19. The players of Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek have been placed in quarantine in Red Deer, Alberta. The players will self isolate in their hotel. No player names have been announced who have tested positive from the organization. Today’s Team […] READ MORE


2020 IIHF World Hockey Championship Cancelled

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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the IIHF Council announced today that they have cancelled the 2020 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Zurich and Lausanne. The 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been confirmed today by the IIHF Council. Story: https://t.co/N3rr4RucLT pic.twitter.com/uBQ9Uf8PVL — IIHF […] READ MORE


Hockey Canada Names Andre Tourigny New Head Coach

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Hockey Canada announced today that Andre Tourigny is now the head coach for Canada’s National Junior Team. Tourigny is currently the head coach of the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League. Andre Tourigny Named Head Coach By Hockey Canada Last year, Andre Tourigny served as an assistant coach this year with the gold medal-winning […] READ MORE


Dylan Holloway Looking to Excel with Wisconsin after World Junior Camp

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OAKVILLE, Ont.– When Tony Granato first saw Dylan Holloway at the Chicago Steel camp two years ago, he was unequivocally astonished.  “Holy cow,” said Granato, describing the first time he laid eyes on Holloway. “You watch him one shift and he’s special.”  Granato is currently the head coach of the University of Wisconsin Badgers hockey […] READ MORE


Dale Hunter Instills Winning Culture for Team Canada

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OAKVILLE– Dale Hunter really does not like losing. So much so that during the 2006 OHL Playoffs, the London Knights head coach was fined $5,000 for arguing with on-ice officials. Even though his team got swept, Hunter still stuck up for his players. It is that fervent focus on winning and distaste for losing that […] READ MORE


Hunter Jones Scouting Report: 2019 NHL Draft #79

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2019 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Team Canada Faces Tougher Road to Gold at World Juniors

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VANCOUVER– With the World Junior Hockey Championship shifting to the quarterfinal stage, the pressure mounts for Team Canada. Playing on home soil brings its benefits. The raucous Canadian crowds have been a force in Vancouver, consistently providing enthusiastic support for every game. But ahead of Canada’s quarterfinal matchup against Finland, you can’t help but be […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Prospect Nick Suzuki Ready To Face Russia

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VANCOUVER– Nick Suzuki has every reason to be smiling ear to ear. Team Canada is currently undefeated at the World Junior Hockey Championship. The young forward was recently traded from the Vegas Golden Knights to the illustrious Montreal Canadiens franchise. But most importantly, Suzuki gets to live out a childhood dream of playing at the […] READ MORE


Alexis LaFreniere Responds With Big Game Against Czech Republic

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VANCOUVER– Alexis LaFreniere had a lot to prove heading into Saturday’s World Junior contest against Czech Republic. He had not recorded any points in the first two Round Robin games. But more importantly, it had appeared that Team Canada coach Tim Hunter had lost faith in the 17-year-old, evidenced by his benching of LaFreniere in the third […] READ MORE