December 13th, 2015 In News, Toronto Maple Leafs, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect and Toronto Marlies forward Kasperi Kapanen will be given the opportunity to win gold on home soil at the 2016 World Junior Championship. The Maple Leafs announced on Sunday that the forward has been assigned to Team Finland for their World Junior Championship Selection Camp, where he's expected to make the...

December 10th, 2015 In International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The small skiing town of Megève, France, is about to welcome fans from around the world as the Under-20s Ice Hockey World Championships gets underway this weekend. Teams battling for the promotion spot are the host nation France, Ukraine, Poland, Slovenia and Team Great Britain. One of teams, who have already made a name for themselves by...

December 10th, 2015 In CHL, Editor's Choice, International Hockey, Top Stories, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Justin Trudeau will be faced with several difficult decisions, as Canada’s new Prime Minister. Ditto for Dave Lowry, as the new head coach and spiritual leader of the national under-20 men’s team for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship. While Trudeau has his hands full with regards to refugees and legalizing marijuana,...

December 10th, 2015 In International Hockey, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

There wasn't the same level of shock and controversy as when USA Hockey announced their 2016 World Junior Selection Camp roster, but Hockey Canada is keeping things interesting with some major changes already on the way with their own camp. It's just been a week since Hockey Canada announced the initial World Junior camp roster and there have...

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...

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