July 24th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Two cities are looking to team up and bring the World Junior Championship to southwestern Ontario in 2019. According to CBC News, London and Windsor are looking to host the under-20 tournament that is held annually from the end of December to early January. According to CBC, members of London’s community and protective services committee...

April 28th, 2016 In International Hockey, News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

USA Hockey has announced Bob Motzko as the head coach of the 2017 U.S. National Junior Team. He'll lead the National Team into the 2017 tournament, being held in Montreal and Toronto starting on December 26, 2016. He'll look to lead the U.S. to another medal finish after they grabbed bronze at the 2016 edition of the tournament with Ron Wilson...

March 8th, 2016 In Detroit Red Wings, Prospects, Red Wings Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

At the World Junior Championship, Detroit Red Wings prospect Evgeny Svechnikov was one of the most-awaited players. Team Russia got back home with a silver medal, but Svechnikov had a disappointing output in the tournament, with a hard-to-believe zero points in seven games. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the Russian...

January 20th, 2016 In Kings Prospects, Los Angeles Kings, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The WJC ended a couple of weeks ago and the Los Angeles Kings had two silver medallists in Alexander Dergachyov and Damir Sharipzyanov. Especially Dergachyov had a good tournament, being iced in most key situations and earning good ice time, even if he wasn't a top scorer for his team. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the...

January 15th, 2016 In News, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

How excited is Finland about their recent World Junior Championship gold medal performance? They're putting Kasperi Kapanen's overtime goal celebration on a postage stamp, commemorating the Finnish World Juniors team's gold medal. The stamp is a photograph, taken by photographer Yelena Rusko, of Kapanen celebrating his golden goal with...

January 9th, 2016 In International Hockey, Maple Leafs Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

For the second time in three years Finland has captured World Juniors gold by way of the overtime golden goal. First it was Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen knocking off the home country of Sweden in Malmö, and most recently, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Kasperi Kapanen secured the gold against Russia in front of a home crowd in...

January 8th, 2016 In Minnesota Wild, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

It was a good year for Minnesota Wild prospects at the World Junior Championships. After a couple of years of few prospects making appearances and even fewer showing up in medal rounds, Wild prospects brought home a gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the 2016 edition of the tournament. Here's a look over how the Minnesota Wild prospects fared...

January 8th, 2016 In Flyers Prospects, Philadelphia Flyers, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

Over the past few seasons, general manager Ron Hextall and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers front office has gone out of their way to improve the Flyers prospect core. This effort was on full display at the recent World Junior Championships. Tied for the NHL lead with seven prospects at the tournament, Hextall spent the week in Finland...

January 6th, 2016 In Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The World Junior tournament is arguably some of the best hockey fans can watch. It gives them a chance to see the top teenagers from across the world come together in a three week tournament with the prospect of winning gold and glory for their country. Members of NHL teams, as well as fans, also get the opportunity to watch their teams' prospects...

January 6th, 2016 In International Hockey, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

It has been a good ride for Team Russia, with yet another appearance on the finals, but also another silver medal after last year's 5-4 loss to Team Canada. The Russians are doing well in the latest few years: the 2016 silver is the sixth straight medal, but with only one win, in 2011. The gold medal game was a great show, with plenty of emotions...

January 6th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

The 2016 World Junior Championship have come to a close, and what an exciting tournament it was. From Denmark being 44 seconds away from a semi-final berth, to Finland winning the gold medal in dramatic overtime fashion, there were several moments to get fans excited. This year's tournament was dominated by younger players than usual. Five...

January 6th, 2016 In World Junior Hockey Championship 0 comments

With the World Junior Championship ending in a home victory for Finland, it is time to have a look at some of the 2016-eligible prospects that could see their draft stock taking a rise thanks to a strong performance in the tournament. At the same time, I will have a look some players that could go the other way, meaning prospects who didn’t...

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