Russia defeats USA to advance to WJHC Gold Medal Game

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The following is a press release from the IIHF. Russia defeats USA to advance to WJHC Gold Medal Game With two quick second-period goals, a relentless Russian squad rallied for a 2-1 semi-final win over the U.S. The Russians will face host Finland for gold. “Unbelievable, I can’t believe we did it,” said Russia’s Radel […] READ MORE


Finland defeat Sweden to advance to WJHC Final

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The following press release comes from the IIHF. Finland going for gold Hosts beat Sweden 2-1, advance to WJHC final Finland’s top line was shut down, but it didn’t matter. Mikko Rantanen and Kasperi Kapanen stepped up and led the team to a 2-1 win, and to the WJC final. It was Finnish young guns […] READ MORE


WJHC: Canada's Reign Ends

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Canada’s record of 17 consecutive trips to the WJHC semi-finals ended in near-tears today. Their 6-5 defeat to host team Finland sealed their fate despite a tremendous showing by Maple Leafs top prospect Mitch Marner, among others. WJHC: Canada’s Reign Ends Nine minor penalties versus the best powerplay in the tournament, many of the retaliatory […] READ MORE



WJHC: Canada Comes Out Flat

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Flat – that’s the only way to characterize the way Canada started today’s matchup. After a decidedly dominant outing yesterday versus Denmark, Canada quickly found themselves up against it versus a rested Swiss club, who came out hard and fast in the first period, and never let up. The Swiss club’s intensity was either matched, or […] READ MORE


WJHC: Canada Bounces Back

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Canada’s world junior team answered the bell in convincing fashion this afternoon versus Denmark after opening on Boxing Day with a decidedly underwhelming performance, devoid of any real urgency. According to TSN analyst and former NHL’er Ray Ferraro, Canada’s coaches were preaching the following: “more blue-collar ways to get goals… pucks to the net, and […] READ MORE


WJHC: Canada Must Show More Urgency

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Canada’s World Junior team dropped its Boxing Day match versus the Ron Wilson-coached U.S. squad in decidedly underwhelming fashion. With our tryptophan-induced comas slowly wearing off, turkey-stuffed Canadians across the nation settled in front of their shiny new flat screens in anticipation of a classic battle against their North American rivals to the south. WJHC: Canada […] READ MORE


WJHC: Pastrnak Reports; Nylander Injured

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The Boston Bruins have made forward David Pastrnak available to join his countrymen in the IIHF World Junior Championships, effective (almost) immediately. After dropping their opening match versus Team Russia, Czechoslovakia squares off against Slovakia on Monday, however, Pastrnak will not suit up for the Czech club until Wednesday versus Belarus, as the NHL roster […] READ MORE


2016 World Juniors: Players to Watch in Pool A

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The pre-tournament games are in the books, and teams are making their final preparations for the 2016 World Juniors taking place from December 26, 2015 through January 5, 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. Today we take a look at players to watch in Group A.  Group A will be playing the round robin portion of the […] READ MORE


Canadian Roster named for 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

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The following is a press release from Hockey Canada. Canada’s National Junior Team set for 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship Twenty-three players named to final team representing the red-and-white in Helsinki HELSINKI, Finland – The roster is set; 23 players have earned their place on Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2016 IIHF World Junior […] READ MORE