Dougie Hamilton (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

World Juniors 2013: Team Canada – The Defencemen and Goaltenders

Rise and shine, Canada. Given the defensive talent on this team, Team Canada should be worth getting up bright and early for. Let’s take a look at Canada’s defencemen and goaltenders in the second article of a two-part series.

by · December 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
Mikael Wikstrand was chosen 196th overall by the Ottawa Senators.  He is a smooth-skating, two-way defenceman who is looking to prove himself yet again with Mora IK of the Allsvenskan in 2012-13.  Wikstrand was a teammate of Mika Zibanejad at the 2011 World Under-18s.  (dalademokraten.com)

Mikael Wikstrand: The Lone Senators Prospect in Ufa

With the NHL lockout on the verge of dragging into 2013, one of the events that has been circled on the calendars of starved hockey fans for some time is […]

by · December 20, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Ottawa Senators, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
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Breaking Down Canada’s WJC Roster

Canada’s roster for the World Junior Championships was announced last week and has named the 23 junior players that will travel to Ufa, Russia over  Christmas. As with every year […]

Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin: the Halifax Mooseheads dynamic duo. (Mike Dembeck)

World Juniors 2013: Team Canada – The Forwards

Rise and shine, Canada. Given the offensive talent on this team, they should be worth getting up bright and early for. Let’s take a look at Canada’s forwards in the first article of a two-part series.

by · December 18, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, OHL, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Anaheim Ducks Boast Impressive History at World Juniors

Anaheim Ducks Boast Impressive History at World Juniors

Ducks fans are going to want to keep a very close eye on Team Sweden at this year’s World Junior Hockey Championships. In total, three Ducks prospects will be suiting […]

by · December 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, National Juniors, World Junior Hockey Championship
It's WJC time, Happy Holidays! (Flickr)

‘Tis The Season: 2013 WJHC – Florida Panthers Edition

It’s that time again. When December hits, the World Junior Hockey Championship tournament is only 25 days away and the hockey world is itching for some great hockey. This year […]

by · December 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers, World Junior Hockey Championship
Alex Galchenyuk has been lethal for the Sarnia Sting and will play a significant offensive role for the Americans at the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Alex Galchenyuk Primed for World Junior Dominance

  Just a few miles from the US-Canada border, Montreal Canadiens’ prospect Alex Galchenyuk, an American slated to star for Team USA in the upcoming 2013 World Junior Hockey Championships […]

The fantasy hockey playoffs for the podcast league take place next week....so we try to get people ready for what may come for all playoff bound owners. (Josh Smith / THW)

THW Live 14: Shaking Things Up With Kevin Allen

The times seem to become worse and worse hockey fans. It has not been an easy week of it for anyone to be honest with what has gone on in […]

by · December 16, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, College Hockey, NHL Rumors, World Junior Hockey Championship
Japan Shocks All at Division 2A World Juniors

Japan Shocks All at Division 2A World Juniors

If someone was to predict that Japan was going to be one of the best teams at any of the World Junior tournaments this year, that person would probably be […]

by · December 16, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, News/Commentary, World Junior Hockey Championship
Jaromir Jagr Returns to Czechoslovakian Roots During Lockout

Jaromir Jagr Returns to Czechoslovakian Roots During Lockout

In 1988, a 16-year-old boy by the name of Jaromir Jagr skated in his first professional hockey game as a member of HC Kladno, a team in the Czech Extraliga. More than two decades later, the talented winger has made a return to his hometown club—not just as a player, but as an owner, too.

by · December 15, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, News/Commentary
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World Junior Journal: Did Team Canada Brass Get Final Roster Right?

CALGARY – Team Canada named its final 23 man roster today, releasing the last eight players that will not join the team across the pond to Ufa, Russia for the […]

Ryan Murphy (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

2013 World Juniors: Ryan Murphy Finally Makes Canada’s Roster

In the hockey world, there are few accomplished 19-year-olds with a lot to prove at the junior level. This is what makes Ryan Murphy such a rarity. After watching the World Junior Championships from home the last two seasons, Murphy’s talent—at least relative to his fellow teenage countrymen—has been called into question on many occasions, despite the fact that he was a recent first round draft pick in the NHL. But finally, after three long years of waiting, Murphy has been given the chance to show just how good he is on the international stage.

by · December 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · OHL, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship