Underdogs Show Their Bite at World Juniors

Underdogs Show Their Bite at World Juniors

While many fans may have been anticipating the major New Year’s Eve matchups, the fifth day of the 2014 World Junior Championships provided fireworks a day early for Malmö by […]

by · December 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
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Team USA’s Brady Skjei Making Impact at World Juniors

New York Rangers prospect Brady Skjei is quietly making a big impact on the ice for Team USA. He may only have one assist, but his performance is about much […]

The closest I've come so far to being fully Canadian - pond hockey in Finland with myself on the far left. (Author's photo)

What Going To The World Juniors Means To Me, A Half-Canadian

The first time I saw a hockey game in Toronto, there were so many goals that I missed one of them. I was pretty upset. December 21st, 1999. The Maple […]

by · December 30, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
Stefan Matteau

Team USA’s Power Play Surges at World Junior Championship

On its way to a 8-0 victory over Germany, USA once again rode its power play to success at the 2014 World Junior Championship. Lights Out Special Teams The difference […]

by · December 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
Lockout in the Polish Extraliga Interrupted for the Cup Games

Lockout in the Polish Extraliga Interrupted for the Cup Games

The Polish Extraliga is currently facing a lockout initiated by its clubs. It has been suspended for a short while, though ‒ in order to have two days of cup […]

by · December 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey
Simon Says Czech Mate: Canada Gets Upset at WJHC

Simon Says Czech Mate: Canada Gets Upset at WJHC

The 2014 World Junior Championship had its first upset as the Czech Republic defeated Canada 5-4 in a shootout. A Quick Start as the Catalyst What doomed the Czech Republic […]

by · December 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
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Slovakia Stands Tall Against Team USA

Slovakia followed up its impressive 9-2 win against Germany with a strong effort against the Americans. Although Team USA went on to in the game 6-3, the box score doesn’t […]

by · December 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
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Slovakia Outperforms Canada at World Juniors

Day two of the 2014 World Junior Championship featured just two games. Slovakia dominated in a win over Germany, while Finland as expected easily handled Norway. Slovakia Opens Tournament with […]

Team USA Goaltender Jon Gillies Already Shining at World Juniors

Team USA Goaltender Jon Gillies Already Shining at World Juniors

In his first ever start in net at the IIHF World Junior Championships, Jon Gillies made 23 saves, and Team USA defeated the Czech Republic 5-1 as the tournament’s preliminary […]

by · December 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
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WJHC Day One: Washington Capitals Prospects Review

The 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship Under 20 tournament got underway on Thursday, with four games taking place. Five Washington Capitals prospects played on the day, with three playing for […]

by · December 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Washington Capitals, World Junior Hockey Championship
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Captain America Jump Starts Team USA

Unlike their North American counterparts, Team USA came out of the gates firing. They quickly established dominance by scoring two power-play goals in the opening two minutes of the game, […]

by · December 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
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A Surprising Start to 2014 World Juniors

Chances are not many people had a Germany defenseman scoring the first goal of the 2014 World Junior Championship. However, that’s exactly what happened. The feat was shortly lived as […]

by · December 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship