2012 Draft Eligible Sebastian Collberg of Team Sweden sports his Gold Medal (Chris Ralph/THW)

A Scandinavian Showcase For Gold at World Juniors

A Sweden win against Russia and a Finland win against Canada in the semifinals have the two Scandinavian rivals squaring off for Gold At the World Junior Championship in Malmö, […]

by · January 4, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
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Canada Avoids Trap Game to Advance to WJHC Medal Round

By defeating the United States on the final day of preliminary play Canada secured the top spot in Group A to end up facing the lowest qualifier of Group B […]

by · January 3, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
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3 Reasons Team USA Won’t Play For a 2014 World Juniors Medal

In their quarterfinal matchup of the 2014 World Juniors, the United States faced off against Russia this morning.  Coming in, the United States had won six of their last seven […]

Jack Eichel is just one of highly coveted prospects available for the 2015 NHL Draft.  (USA Hockey/Ellen DeLuca)

Team USA World Juniors Hopes Gone in 60 Seconds

Undisciplined play and special teams lead to Team USA’s 5-3 loss to Russia and eliminate the Americans from the 2014 World Junior Championship.

by · January 2, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
A Bird’s Eye View: A Firsthand Look at the WJHC Prelims Through Tweets

A Bird’s Eye View: A Firsthand Look at the WJHC Prelims Through Tweets

Here’s a firsthand look via Twitter at the preliminary round of the 2014 World Junior Championship that included upsets, superb special teams and exceptional hockey. Canadian & Swedish Fans Create […]

by · December 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
Petan is a superb play maker (WHL.ca)

Nic Petan Clutch for Canada, Cashes in with Jets

December 30th, 2013 is a day Nic Petan won’t forget anytime soon. He was the hero for Team Canada at the World Junior Championship and hours later agreed to his […]

by · December 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Winnipeg Jets, World Junior Hockey Championship
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
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