Report: IIHF Suspends Russia, Belarus from Competition, 2023 World Juniors Moved

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According to reports, the International Ice Hockey Federation, IIHF, announced today that they will suspend Russia and Belarus from competition through August 2022. Additionally, the IIHF has moved the 2023 World Junior Championship tournament out of Russia. Expect and official announcement from the IIHF shortly. Belarus and Russia will be banned from International play through […] READ MORE


2022 IIHF World Junior Championships Cancelled

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The big news coming out of Day Four of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships is not the games, but the fact the tournament will be cancelled. Not that @chrismpeters needs his work checked, because he doesn’t, but I can confirm the 2022 WJC will be cancelled. Official statements and news conference to come. https://t.co/zAL6CVoJ7n […] READ MORE


New Jersey Devils Prospects Playing at 2022 World Junior Championships

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While the NHL might be on pause, there is still hockey happening in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta. The 2022 World Junior Championships get underway Boxing Day, Sunday, December 26th. The New Jersey Devils will be well represented at the tournament this year with four players playing on four different countries. All four players have […] READ MORE


Team Canada Favoured To Win 2022 World Junior Championships

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As the song goes it is the most wonderful time of the year. The 2022 World Junior Championships are set to begin on Boxing Day and it has the hockey world buzzing. Sites like Sports Interaction have put up odds for which teams will win their groups and outright win the 2022 World Junior Championship. […] READ MORE


2021 NHL Draft Class Introductions: Russian Players

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Class introductions. The 2020 Draft class was a blast, and the 2021 NHL draft should be too. Alexis Lafreniere was the first overall pick for the New York Rangers in ‘20, but who will it be in ‘21? How about we here at Last Word introduce […] READ MORE


2021 World Junior Championship Prediction: Russia vs Canada

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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. Monday, January 4th, is day nine of the tournament and we have reached the semifinals. The night starts with Russia vs Canada. 2021 World Junior Championship Predictions […] READ MORE


2021 World Junior Championship Predictions: Germany vs Russia

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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 day eight of the tournament. The quarterfinals are here. The day begins with Germany vs Russia. 2021 World Junior Championship Predictions Team Russia The Russians […] READ MORE


2021 World Junior Championship Prediction: United States vs Russia

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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. Friday, December 25th is Day One of the tournament and finishes with the United States and Russia. Switzerland and Slovakia and Germany and Finland played earlier in […] READ MORE


Team Canada Favoured To Win 2021 World Junior Championships

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Hockey is finally coming back. While we have to wait on the NHL, that does not mean the game stops. As the song goes it is the most wonderful time of the year. The 2021 World Junior Championships are set to begin on Christmas Day and it has the hockey world buzzing. Sites like Sports […] READ MORE


IIHF Reduces 2021 World Junior Championships Pre-Tournament Games

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The IIHF Event Executive Committee announced a change to the pre-tournament game schedule prior to the 2021 World Junior Championships due to COVID-19. The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Event Executive Committee has announced a revised tournament pre-competition game schedule: https://t.co/gKzLs8hcU2 pic.twitter.com/XN16rjJNxz — IIHF (@IIHFHockey) December 19, 2020 2021 World Junior Championships Pre Tournament Games […] READ MORE