World Junior Championships

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World Juniors: 5 Players That Won’t be Available for Canada

With Canada just finishing up their one week summer evaluation camp, it gives everyone a preview of what the potential team could look like. 41 players, 11 returnees from 2014, were […]

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Minnesota Wild Prospect Mathew Dumba Faces Uncertain Future

What’s next for Wild Prospect Mathew Dumba? The return of Mathew Dumba to the Minnesota Wild may be put on hold until next season despite his return to the Twin […]

Eric Lindros during his time in Toronto (Icon SMI)

Former Maple Leafs Dominate Tournaments of Old

It’s finally time to unveil the top five former Toronto Maple Leafs to play at the World Junior Hockey Championships. This short list of players includes no current Leafs and might […]

by · January 11, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs, World Junior Hockey Championship
Valeri Nichushkin has earned praise from Lindy Ruff as of late, and the rookie winger has certainly justified such sentiments with his play. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Valeri Nichushkin Continues To Ascend

Roughly one year ago, on January 5th, 2013, Russian forward Valeri Nichushkin dealt a crushing blow that resonated throughout the Canadian hockey world. Nichushkin, playing for Russia’s 2013 World Junior […]

by · January 10, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Dallas Stars, International Hockey, Olympics, World Junior Hockey Championship
Jack Eichel is just one of highly coveted prospects available for the 2015 NHL Draft.  (USA Hockey/Ellen DeLuca)

5 Ways to Lose a World Juniors Tournament

While many will look to the Finns as a blueprint for World Juniors success, we can also learn a lot from the likes of Russia, the United States, Canada and […]

by · January 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Top 10 Lists, World Junior Hockey Championship
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2014 World Juniors: Top 5 Most Disappointing Performances

2014 World Juniors Make no mistake, a player’s performance at the 2014 World Juniors is far from a guarantee about what his NHL future could look like.  For most fans, […]

Which team will get the edge in the Phil Kessel/Tyler Seguin battle this season? (Icon SMI)

Leafs’ Budding Stars at World Junior Hockey Championships

So far, we’ve looked at the bottom ten of the top 20 former and current Toronto Maple Leafs who have contributed to their country’s success at the World Junior Championships. […]

by · January 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Toronto Maple Leafs, World Junior Hockey Championship
Team Canada Logo - Center Ice - Red & White Scrimmage August 2009 {Photo by Author}

The Demise of Canadian Goalies

Patrick Roy.  Jacques Plante.  Martin Brodeur.  Ken Dryden.  Glenn Hall.  The list of superstar Canadian goalies of the past could go on forever.  It could be argued that nine of […]

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Rasmus Slays the Giant to Bring Gold to Finland

In an outcome few predicted, Rasmus Ristolainen fired the shot heard around the hockey world to knock off host country Sweden in overtime and deliver a World Junior Championship to […]

by · January 5, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, World Junior Hockey Championship
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 […]