December 9th, 2015 In Jets Prospects, Winnipeg Jets, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Team USA has been shut out of the medals the last two years at the World Juniors since winning gold in 2013, and yesterday, they seemed to take the first steps to making it three straight years. Last week, I wrote the first of what was supposed to be two posts about Winnipeg Jets' prospects at the World Juniors.. Yesterday, Team USA released...

December 8th, 2015 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Russia has named the roster for their 2016 World Junior Selection camp. Head coach Valeri Bragin invited 30 players to selection camp and most likely they'll try to get down to 23 after the exhibition game against Team Denmark on December 24th. That 23-man roster will be comprised of three goaltenders and 20 skaters. The WJC will be held in...

December 7th, 2015 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The United States has announced their selection camp roster for the 2016 World Junior Championship, which will begin on December 26 in Helsinki, Finland. The team will work over the course of camp to trim this group of 29 players to a 23-man roster that features three goaltenders and 20 skaters. Goaltenders Brandon Halverson, Sault Ste....

December 7th, 2015 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Sweden has named the roster for their 2016 World Junior Selection camp. They've invited 26 players to selection camp and will be working to trim that back to 23 before they are done with a pair of exhibition games that take place just before the tournament begins. That 23-man roster will be comprised of three goaltenders and 20 skaters....

December 7th, 2015 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Finland has announced their World Junior selection camp roster for the 2016 World Junior Championship to be held in Helsinki Finland starting December 26. Head coach Jukka Jalonen has 27 players coming to camp (plus two more joining later, who will almost certainly make the team). All three goaltenders will be on the final team, though there...

December 4th, 2015 In International Hockey, News, Top Stories, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

On Friday afternoon, it was officially revealed that the city of Buffalo had been chosen to host the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships. It's the second time the city has hosted it, and the first United States city to host the event twice. However, that wasn't the biggest news to come out of the announcement at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the home...

December 3rd, 2015 In International Hockey, News, Top Stories, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

After hosting in 2011 to rave reviews, it appears that Buffalo has been selected to host the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships. USA Hockey has called a press conference for 3 p.m. on Friday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the NFL's Buffalo Bills, to make the announcement. The news was first reported but The Buffalo News. Buffalo beat out...

December 2nd, 2015 In Jets Prospects, Winnipeg Jets, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

It's the most wonderful time of the year for hockey fans, and I'm not talking about Christmas. Whatever holiday you celebrate in December, hockey fans from all over all celebrate the same thing on Boxing Day: the start of the annual World Junior Championship. Winnipeg Jets fans in particular have had plenty of reason to cheer during this...

December 1st, 2015 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Hockey Canada announced their Selection Camp Roster for the 2016 World Junior Championship on Tuesday. The team is full of some notables, some 2016 draft eligibles and a few notable omissions. Here's the full breakdown of the roster: GOALIE: Mackenzie Blackwood, Barrie Colts (New Jersey Devils, 2015) Mason McDonald, Charlottetown...

November 30th, 2015 In International Hockey, Iowa Wild, Minnesota Wild, Player Profiles 0 comments

Ruslan Fedotenko may not be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, but he is one of the more notable players to have ever played in the NHL. Fedotenko has won two Stanley Cups -- Tampa Bay Lightning in 2003-4 and Pittsburgh Penguins in 2008-9 -- in 863 career NHL games and recorded 366 points (172 goals, 194 assists), despite being...

November 30th, 2015 In International Hockey, News 0 comments

The Finnish National Team has announced plans to retire the numbers of Saku Koivu, Jere Lehtinen and Ville Peltonen on the opening day of the 2016 World Junior Championship taking place in Helsinki, Finland. Lehtinen's #26, Koivu's #11 and Peltonen's #26 will be hung from the rafters, joining Jari Kurri's #17 and Raimo Helminen's #14 on the...

November 30th, 2015 In Carolina Hurricanes, International Hockey, News 0 comments

Joni Pitkanen, who suffered a serious injury over two years ago that was thought to have ended his career, will continue to make his comeback bid as he starts to practice with Kärpät Oulu in the Finnish Liiga, according to iltasanomat.fi. He joins the team today for his first practice, according to Szymon Szemberg. Pitkanen was rumored to be...

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